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Comments on Colin Williams's Arguments Against Spooner

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Colin Williams, "Contra Spooner," argues that Lysander Spooner is wrong about the state’s being the “instrument of robbery, slavery, and murder.” He begins by observing, accurately enough, that Spooner’s arguments are constructed of “pure philosophy” and thus require a reply in kind. It is puzzling...


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Discussion: Must we Choose between Chandran Kukathas’s “Two Constructions of Libertarianism”?

04/28/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Kukathas, in “Two Constructions of Libertarianism,” concludes that “the choice confronting libertarians is an invidious one. … The Federation of Liberty can, in principle, turn out to contain no communities of that federation which actually value or respect liberty; and even slavery might...


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Present Payments, Past Wrongs: Correcting Loose Talk about Nozick and Rectification

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: It is widely thought that Robert Nozick’s views on rectification of past injustices are of critical importance to his theory of distributive justice, even perhaps justifying wholesale redistributive taxes in the present because of the undoubted injustices that have pervaded much past...


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