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Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?

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A major point of dispute among libertarian theorists and thinkers today as always revolves around the age-old question of whether man can live in total anarchy or whether the minimal state is absolutely necessary for the maximization of freedom. Lost in this dispute is the question of whether man is capable of getting out of anarchy at all.

The purpose of this paper is to question this venerated assumption and to argue that the escape from anarchy is impossible, that we always live in anarchy, and that the real question is what kind of anarchy we live under, market anarchy or non-market (political) anarchy.

Volume 3, Number 2 (1979)


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Cuzan, Alfred G. "Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?." Journal of Libertarian Studies 3, No.2 (1979): 151-158.