"One of the best public intellectuals on the conservative side of politics" says ANU’s Andrew Leigh. "A very thoughtful writer on the liberal side" says Mark Bahnisch at LP. A "radical neoliberal" says the University of Wollongong’s Damien Cahill. Earlier this week Andrew Norton left Catallaxy (the libertarian blog of spontaneous disorder) to launch his own blog — Andrew Norton’s blog: Observations from Carlton’s lone classical liberal .
A Research Fellow with the Centre For Independent Studies, Andrew well known through his opinion columns, radio interviews, and the 2004 Ernie Award he shared with Paddy McGuinness. Left wing activists will know him from references on sites like SourceWatch.
Andrew describes himself as a classical liberal. And as he once said, "There are no enduring Australian works of liberal political philosophy, no major political is unambiguously in liberalism’s favour, and no mass movement combines economic and social liberalism." Now, at least, there’s a liberal blog.