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Comment from: Adumbrator [Member]

On Saturday at Folk Life, I came upon a couple people who were attending a display of literature, labeled as if representative of the anarchist movement. If so, on questioning they showed no knowledge of two notable figures in the history of the movement: Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), or Robert Nozick (1938-2002)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysander_Spooner - from that source we have a reasonable summary of the modern regulatory state, as Spooner argued that “no one has yet ever dared advocate, in direct terms, so monstrous a principle as that the rich ought to be protected by law from the competition of the poor.” Spooner’s pamphlet “No Treason” holds a special place in my library (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Treason)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Nozick - Nozick’s book “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” (1974) was one of my early deep reads, and solidified my perspective of acceptable behavior of groups being limited by what is acceptable for individuals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchy,_State,_and_Utopia) - I read it sometime during high school, 1978 or ‘79.


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