I keep running across the names of those whom Collins considers to be left libertarians in the national press, on Fox News, and featured on the programs of authorized conservative gatherings.
Although left libertarians have not been asked to run the government or elect their own president, they are hardly a spent force. They are exactly where they want to be, as an ally of the political establishment. In this role, they push for favors for large corporations and promote leftist social policies. Unlike the Dissident Right and most right-leaning libertarians, left libertarians are entirely inoffensive to political and media elites and blend with them easily.
Collins may confuse his own revulsion for this group (which I fully share) with the fond hope that they’re disappearing into the woodwork. But I find no evidence that this is the case.