From Leftism to Liberty, a Personal Journey. By Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. 16 October 2023. In the fall of 2016, I began to have deviationist thoughts. That’s how my thoughts might have been labeled in the Soviet Union anyway—that is, had I lived through the Red Terror, the Stalinist purges, or the Great Terror. In fact, I might have been characterized as a “right deviationist.” Although I wasn’t living in the Soviet Union, a cultural revolution had been getting underway at home, and I was about to step right into the whirlwind. (Published in Libertarian Autobiographies: Moving Toward Freedom in Today’s World. Jo Ann Cavallo and Walter E. Block, eds. Palgrave Macmillan. September 2023. Click here or on title).