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Lysander Spooner

Lysander Spooner (1808–1887) is the American individualist anarchist and legal theorist known mainly for setting up a commercial post office in competition with the government and thereby being shut down. But he was also the author of some of the most radical political and economic writings of the 19th century, and continues to have a huge influence on libertarian thinkers today. He was a dedicated opponent of slavery in all its forms — even advocating guerrilla war to stop it — but also a dedicated opponent of the federal invasion of the South and its postwar reconstruction. See Let's Abolish Government, a collection selected personally by Murray Rothbard as Spooner's best work.

No Treason, no. 1

Audio/VideoMarch 22, 2011
Before the civil war, there were some grounds for saying that, at least in theory, our government was a free one — that it rested on consent, writes Lysander Spooner (1808–1887). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Brad O'Connell...

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No Treason, no. 1

Mises DailyMarch 22, 2011
Before the civil war, there were some grounds for saying that, at least in theory, our government was a free one — that it rested on consent.

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Section II

Audio/VideoAugust 12, 2010
Narrated by Matt Pritchard.

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Section XIII

Audio/VideoAugust 12, 2010
Narrated by Matt Pritchard.

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Section III

Audio/VideoAugust 12, 2010
Narrated by Matt Pritchard.

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