Journal of Libertarian Studies

“Oh, Ye Are For Anarchy!”: Consent Theory In the Radical Libertarian Tradition

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

The twentieth century libertarian movement has experienced an ongoing debate between the minarchists, the advocates of “limited” government, and the anarchists, who argue that the ultimate implications of libertarian principles are “no” government. Few of the parties to these arguments realize that they are participating in a discussion whose roots can be traced back well over three centuries. Nor do they realize how the argument has shifted over time.

Volume 8, Number 1 (1986)


Watner, Carl. “”Oh, Ye Are For Anarchy!”: Consent Theory In the Radical Libertarian Tradition.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 8, No. 1 (1986): 111–137.

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