Journal of Libertarian Studies

Social Contract: A Critique

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

A society is certainly conceivable in which there was no governmental intervention in family life or education and in which the sole function of law enforcement was the upholding of universal rights.

Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)


Evers, Williamson M. “Social Contract: A Critique.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 1, No.3 (1977): 185-194.

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