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The Origins of Individualist Anarchism in the US

Mises DailyFebruary 1, 2006
Murray Rothbard details the forgotten history of radical individualist thought in the US. Colonial America did not set out deliberately to be the land of the free.

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Men Against the State: The Expositers of Individualist Anarchism in America, 1827-1908

BooksJune 13, 2009
The names are tragically lost to history: Benjamin Tucker, Josiah Warren, Lysander Spooner, J.K. Ingalls, among many others. They were thinkers and activists, not mere protesters or political dissidents. They had a positive agenda centered on the confidence that whatever kind of world would emerge...

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Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This short monograph is from a lecture presented at the 2004 Mises University, and transcribed by Revi N. Nair.

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America

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Individualist anarchism in America of the late nineteenth century revolved around and was expressed through Liberty , a periodical published and edited by Benjamin R. Tucker from 1881 to 1908. It served as a conduit for foreign thought, particularly that of Proudhon and Spencer; it introduced Max...

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The Schism between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century

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The image of a bomb-throwing anarchist is a cultural caricature but, as with many caricatures, there is some truth behind it. Certain forms of anarchism—specifically, the strain of nineteenth-century communist anarchism that arose in Russia and Germany— did embrace violence as a...

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Freedom, Society, and the State

BooksMay 6, 2009
This study focuses on the anarchist branch of libertarianism: anarcho-capitalism.

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Libertarian Forum Volume 1

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Libertarian Forum Volume 2

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Methodological Individualism

BooksJanuary 3, 2009
Schumpeter's work marks a distinct milestone in the evolution of opinion on the important subject of individualism...

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Individualism and Economic Order

BooksMarch 16, 2009
If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek's perspective on economic theory, this is the best source.

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Individual Liberty

BooksOctober 13, 2009
Probably no agitation has ever attained the magnitude, either in the number of its recruits or the area of its influence, which has been attained by Modern Socialism, and at the same time has been so little understood and so misunderstood not only by the hostile and the indifferent, but by the...

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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Liberty and the Great Libertarians

BooksFebruary 26, 2008
In 1913, Charles T. Sprading this book of remarkable prescience that anticipated the systematic development of an American libertarian tradition.

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I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians

BooksJanuary 4, 2011
Walter Block leaned on 82 of the world's most prominent libertarian thinkers and asked them to tell their life stories with an eye to intellectual development...

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

BooksJanuary 7, 2014
What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society?

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Life lived according to right principles can never be more than sporadic except as the ideal is sought for, held up, and used as a guide.

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