I just heard that the Libertarian Party has been taken over by their Mises Caucus
I used to follow the Libertarians, just because they are the other most-recognized alternative party initiative in this country. I used to go to their New Jersey statewide annual conventions. (One thing observable right away at their gatherings is that their membership is, like, 85% male!)
I haven’t had time for such tangential stuff lately, so I’ve lost track of Libertarian Party news. I did think they would eventually face a faction fight after they started putting forward the likes of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. The ideology of those guys is miles from where the Libertarians were in the beginning: Murray Rothbard and Ron Paul.
They were bound to split three ways:
. Murray Rothbard hyper-individualist, hyper-free-market ideologues
. pragmatists who wanted a more general appeal
. rowdy, reactionary anti-SJW and anti-establishment types
It sounds as if that split has manifested.
(But the Libertarians figure to stay ahead of the Greens for years to come owing to the fact that their pro-capitalist ideology attracts quite a few people with deep pockets; for example, the Koch brothers gave them a lot of money early on.)