The Nozick controversy
A few years after reading the book, I was delighted to meet Robert Nozick at a gay conference in Boston. He was not gay, but had come to the event in order to learn. I will never forget his graciousness in responding to some questions I somewhat brashly raised He died prematurely of stomach cancer in 2002.
Just now Nozick’s work has been attacked in a prolix piece by Stephen Metcalf (“The Liberty Scam”; http://www.slate.com/id/2297019/pagenum/all). I am glad to say that this screed has been refuted by a number of writers. I won’t attempt to summarize the arguments here. Just Google Metcalf + Nozick.
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