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Contra Spooner

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/31/2006The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inability of modern philosophers to furnish any kind of argument for the maintenance of a government is a notorious weakness.
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The Impossibility of the State

Political Theory

07/20/2005The Journal of Libertarian Studies
skjar Microsoft Word - 019-034 Brewster on impossibility _16-3_ Final.doc
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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

Legal System

03/01/1998The Journal of Libertarian Studies
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can also be used...
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Why Race Matters: A Preview

02/26/1996The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)
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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

05/22/1977The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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The War for Southern Independence: A Radical Libertarian Perspective

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will present a radical libertarian analysis of the War of 1861-65; as such, it will disagree in many ways with existing interpretations. It will be frankly evaluative in libertarian terms and will not assume that things "had to" turn out just exactly as they did ( pace the Locomotive of...
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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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The Private Production of Defence

Free MarketsPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Among the most popular and consequential beliefs of our age is the belief in collective security. Nothing less significant than the legitimacy of the modern state rests on this belief. This article demonstrates that the idea of collective security is a myth that provides no justification for the...
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Harold J. Laski: The Liberal Manque or Lost Libertarian?

BiographiesMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A generation after his death in 1950, Harold Laski, the eminent political scientist, socialist, and British Labour Party leader, is almost forgotten apart from an occasional monograph analyzing his political theories. Yet he remains significant and, rather paradoxically perhaps, his ideas are...
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Nozick, Anarchism and Procedural Rights

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While many minimal state theorists, such as Ayn Rand, have found in anarchism an unacceptable vehicle for the conveyance of natural rights libertarianism, Nozick, with Locke, does not dispute the logical compatibility of anarchism and natural rights theory. Instead, having conceded to the...
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