When the Left Reinvents Conservatism
The article mentioned in the preceding post was a special case of a leftist realizing something that many conservatives already knew and pretending he discovered it. The best example was Serge Lang vs. Samuel Huntington, in which Lang criticized Huntington using the same reasoning that Hayek used without admitting that a libertarian had preceded him. For a more recent example, see the discovery by critics of copyright extension that “international standards” are a way for a subset of each nation to make an end-run around criticism. It's what we right-wing unilateralists were trying to warn them about.