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Anarchy in 1896


Francis Tandy's essay "Defence of Person and Property," from his 1896 book Voluntary Socialism, is one of the early explorations of the idea that private protection agencies competing on the free market would be preferable to the State. This classic discussion is now online; read it here. Background info available here.

Roderick T. Long is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and a professor of philosophy at Auburn University. He runs the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society. His website is Praxeology.net.

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