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Why are anarchists against the state?

Anarchist or Minarchist?

Although I am not a "voluntaryist," is not as if I don't agree with some of their works. source K. I. S. S. A Pig! - Anarchist or Minarchist? By Carl Watner In recent years, there have been countless words...

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In Defense of Rational Ananrchism

George H. Smith source Anarchism is a theory of the good society, in which justice and social order are maintained without the State (or government). Many anarchists in the libertarian movement (including myself) were heavily influenced by the epistemological and moral...

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Rational Anarchism-Minarchism Blur

Brainpolice source   The Anarchism and Minarchism Blur Usually if I talk about minarchism I'm going to essentially bash it and promote anarchism against it. This is to be expected, since I am an anarchist. But I would like to...

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State Socialism and Anarchism: How Far They Agree, and Wherein They Differ

Benjamin R. Tucker 1888 SSA.1 Probably no agitation has ever attained the magnitude, either in the number of its recruits or the area of its influence, which has been attained by Modern Socialism, and at the same time been so little...

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State Socialism versus State Capitalism

source "It has ever been the tendency of power to add to itself, to enlarge its sphere, to encroach beyond the limits set for it..." --Benjamin R. Tucker, 1888 "State Socialism and Anarchism" In the Capitalist social order, the great...

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Liberalism and social control: The New Class’ will to power

Kevin A. Carson source Twentieth century liberalism, as an ideology of social control, goes back to the Progressive movement in this counry and Fabianism in Britain. Its primary base of support was the New Class of social engineers, planners, technocrats...

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Chomsky’s Augustinian Anarchism

Roderick Long source Noam Chomsky is perhaps the United States’ best-known anarchist. There’s a certain irony to this, however; for just as St. Augustine once prayed, “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet,” Chomsky’s aim is in effect anarchy, but...

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On State Legitimacy: A Reply To Danny Shahar

This is a response to Danny's post. brainpolice I don't think it's necessary to provide a positive "proof" for the immorality of the state. To be more precise, I think of it more in terms of this: given certain nearly universal...

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“Soft” and “Hard” Arguments Against The State

brainpolice source The point that I'm about to make has been brought up before in the context of critiquing propertarianism (or absolutist propertarianism), but I'd like to highlight it more explicitly in the context of anti-state arguments. My tone and purpose here...

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To Be Governed Not At All!

Darian Worden There is a popular idea that a functional society requires a government to hold it together – a body of people who govern the rest. But what does it mean to be governed? The first person known to...

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Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty as We Know It

Charles Johnson source The experience of oppressed people is that the living of one’s life is confined and shaped by forces and barriers which are not accidental or occasional and hence avoidable, but are systematically related to each other in...

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