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.
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth
The groundwater basins in some areas of Tehran have been damaged irreversibly
This is the first time that any spacecraft on Mars has recorded air vibrations on the planet
Arctic sea ice is thickening at a faster rate during winter, thus slowing down long-term decline: NASA
But, the seasonal ice growth could only delay the demise of the Arctic ice cap for a few more decades