From time to time, I get nice letters; very nice ones. I greatly appreciate this sort of thing. Hey, who wouldn’t? I’m human. I thought I’d share some of them on this blog. Here they are:
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:42 AM
To: Walter Block
As you may remember our youngest son is named after you, and you continue to make us proud of that choice. Congratulations on reaching 500! Take care, AP
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:24 AM
Subject: Thanks Dr Block!
Just wanted to say thanks to you for your efforts in support of Donald Trump, including Libertarians for Trump. I’m sure that principled stand was difficult with flack from all sides (I listened to the debate with Nick Gillespie), but I appreciate it. Can’t say that I agree with or cling to everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth, but I’m convinced he’s our best hope for extracting ourselves from several of the quagmires that are of our own making. Keep up the good work! CA
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 2:23 PM
Yo, Walter! I just read your piece on reparations, written with my friend Wilt Alston (Rochester, city of my roots). And as usual with your stuff, I was most impressed, and shall use some of your logic in the future in any debates on the issue. It was nice to learn that you and Wilt had some connection, once again proving the great minds magnet theory. RB
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:23 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Thank you for lunch
Dear Walter, Thank you for lunch, the ride, advice and giving me some great insights! The last was very helpful. I am pretty sure I would not turn down the chance to be your co-author. Even if it involved the personal dissatisfaction of actually doing work on it, haha.I googled your work on abortion. That is a brilliant application of libertarian theory to separate the issue of killing and eviction. I might use that in class… Good thinking! Anyway, enough praise for one mail. SK
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 2:50 AM
Subject: Your masterpiece
Dear Professor Block, I’m VA, a European libertarian finishing his PhD in Economics (if anything goes at it should, I should graduate for the end of the month). I got as a Christmas gift your book, Defending the Undefendable II. I literaly eat it, reading it in 12 hours. I really loved it. The thing that most disappointed me, is that I found your position totally acceptable and shareable, I am not being shocked at all, as I expected. Does it means that I’m innerly undefendable? I hope not. At this point you are wondering what I want from you: just to wish an happy new year to the author who give me an amazing book.
Best regards, VA. P.S.: While I’m looking to find all your bibliografy over Amazon, I’m looking forward to the third one of the Defending the Undefendable serie!