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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 101 of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s 1975 paper “The Road to Serfdom: The Intellectuals and Socialism,” as this paper appears in Essays on Hayek (Fritz Machlup, ed., 1976):

The social success of freedom requires something of an extra-ideological devotion to analytical rigor and to the integrity of language.

DBx: Indeed.

Almost 50 years after Buckley wrote these words we today are drowning in a tsunami of not only abused language and analytical sloppiness, but also of analytical malpractice. Examples abound, not the least of which is Nancy MacLean’s horrendously deformed ‘research’ on James Buchanan and W.H. Hutt.