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Anarchy Defended: Reply to Schneider

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07/30/2014Roderick T. Long

Jordan Schneider's article is directed in part against a talk I gave in 2004 titled “Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections,” in which I defended the moral and practical superiority of stateless over state-based legal systems. Schneider is unconvinced, maintaining that market anarchism will be unworkable because of the absence of legal objectivity. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear to me what Schneider takes a legal system’s objectivity to consist in, or why this feature is supposed to be available to states but not to anarchies.

Volume 21, Number 1 (2007)


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Long, Roderick T. "Anarchy Defended: Reply to Schneider." Journal of Libertarian Studies 21, No. 1 (2007): 111–121.