Freedom Fighter

Freedom Fighter

Smith Rememberance in Forbes
December 07, 2006

The war to advance economic liberty will last forever. The effort is frustrating and often discouraging. Many freedom fighters burn out, retire from the field, become disillusioned, even cynical. Most people grow tired when their efforts are demonized, attacked and ignored. But one individual never retreated, never retired from the war of ideas--the war to advance individual and economic liberty: Milton Friedman. He was no Pollyanna. He understood that, while the world was becoming more free, America seemed eager to race down the Road to Serfdom. Nonetheless, that assessment led him not to despair but, rather, to an ever determined effort to advocate the virtues of liberty.