Some time ago this blog mentioned a new biography of Herbert Butterfield, the analyst of "Whig history". I was greatly surprised to see a piece about about Butterfield by David Gordon on the Mises website. It is, in fact, a review of yet another study of the historian, by Kenneth B. McIntyre. Somehow, I had not connected Butterfield with libertarianism but the article concentrates largely on his views on foreign policy and they had a certain amount in common with the views usually expressed by contributors to the Mises site. The piece is well worth reading even if it raises the odd smile.