In a blog posting for the libertarian Cato Institute Thiel espoused some views which have sent Silicon Valley tongues wagging.
In an extended posting he said that he was increasingly becoming convinced that democracy and freedom were incompatible, that the 1920s were the last time Americans were free in a libertarian sense and, most startlingly, appears to come out against the right of women to vote.
"Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women - two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians - have rendered the notion of "capitalist democracy" into an oxymoron," he wrote.
One has to wonder what Meg Whitman, former head of eBay and candidate for the governership of California, thinks of all this.
In the future, if men wanted to be free, they would either have to head online, go to outer space or to floating cities on the planet's oceans. We shall see.
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