Shmibertarians

Evidently, according to John Quiggin, Alan Dershowitz is a Shmibertarian. A Shmibertarian seems to be a libertarian who also supports torture and detention without trial.

Sri Lanka seems to be quite full of these characters. They popped up like mushrooms during the Tamil eviction fiasco, each with their own rationale for violence and their venting of spleen for Human Rights. It can be quite frustrating, but I think we should follow Quiggin, as he succinctly states:

But shmibertarians of this kind are so common I didn’t pay him much mind.

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