When Your Intellectual Heroes Let You Down

by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research

The lockdown upheaval has affected every aspect of life, including intellectual life. People we have never heard of have become some of the most passionate and informative voices against government measures. I’m glad to meet them and interested in seeing how they grow through this to become influential voices.

People who otherwise would never have entered public life on this topic felt a moral conviction to stand up and speak. Martin Kulldorf and Lord Sumption come to mind – serious men who could easily have sat this one out – along with tremendous forces of truth such as Alex Berenson, Toby Young, Peter Hitchens, and Stacey Rudin, in addition to the many writers for AIER (too many to list) who have been just brilliant from the beginning of this crisis.

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