Reviews August 1991 Lamentations of a Recovering Marxist By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. The case for pessimism has been easy to make since Lincoln, and mandatory since Franklin Roosevelt. Today, not much is left of the Old Republic. As early as the 1930's, Frank Chodorov could describe Washington, D.C., as a painted prostitute. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. is an American libertarian author and editor, a promoter of the Austrian School of economics, and founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.