Despite the shortcomings of his “critical theory,” the late Telos editor Paul Piccone (1940–2004) deserves wider appreciation from libertarian scholars and strategists. His critique of the modern bureaucratic state is more sophisticated than many libertarian treatments, and his insights about the rule of what he called the “New Class” reveal major flaws of traditional left-right analysis.

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