Anarchist Anthology Advenes Auspiciously

[cross-posted at Liberty & Power]

A nice birthday present came in the mail today: my anthology with Tibor, Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?, hot off the presses. It looks very nice. (Well, at 40¢ a page, it’d better!)

The book features contributions from a variety of philosophical perspectives within libertarianism, including consequentialist, deontological, contractarian, Randian, and Hayekian approaches.

The contents:


1. Why the State Needs a JustificationLester H. Hunt

2. Libertarianism, Limited Government and AnarchyJohn Roger Lee

3. Rationality, History, and Inductive PoliticsAdam ReedAnarchism/Minarchism

4. Objectivism against AnarchyWilliam R Thomas

5. Reconciling Anarchism and MinarchismTibor R. Machan


6. Radical Freedom and Social LivingAeon James Skoble

7. The State: From Minarchy to AnarchyJan Narveson

8. The Obviousness of AnarchyJohn Hasnas

9. Market Anarchism as ConstitutionalismRoderick T. Long

10. Liberty, Equality, Solidarity: Toward a Dialectical AnarchismCharles Johnson

It strikes me that four of the ten contributors have some connection to the Auburn Philosophy Department. Tibor and I are Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor, respectively; Aeon was an Instructor here in 1993-1994; and Charles was an undergrad philosophy major here, graduating in 2003.

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12 Responses to Anarchist Anthology Advenes Auspiciously

  1. RBM February 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    by chance, Is the introduction/preface to this available online anywhere?…….

  2. Grant Gould February 4, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    Ouch, that’s pricey.

    Maybe next time I have some Amazon gift-certificate credit to burn…

  3. nathan February 4, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    Do you expect that they will release a cheaper paperback edition later on for us poor folks?

  4. Niccolo Adami February 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    I wish I wasn’t a poor college student. 🙁

  5. Neil Parille February 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    I’m all in favor of free enterprise, but I’ve never understood the disparity in book prices.

  6. Black Bloke February 5, 2008 at 2:15 am #

    More like 36¢ a page… but I’m not counting shipping. Anyway, things I found on the internet:


    1. Why the State Needs a JustificationLester H. Hunt


    8. The Obviousness of AnarchyJohn Hasnas

    9. Market Anarchism as ConstitutionalismRoderick T. Long

    I wasn’t too sure about this one. I’ve read the “Constitutionalism as Anarchism” pieces over at strike the root, but I’m not sure how The Professor has edited them for publication.


    I was completely unsure of whether or not Machan’s essay on anarchism and minarchism’s rapprochement was the same as this essay on reconciliation. Either way, it’s not online.

  7. RBM February 5, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    thanks black bloke!

  8. Black Bloke February 5, 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    No problem RBM 🙂

    The Objectivists seem to be very keen on keeping things offline, so I didn’t really expect to find much of their stuff.

    Finding almost all of the contents of that big Ed Stringhham book was much easier.

  9. Venus Cassandra February 5, 2008 at 11:21 pm #

    If only I wasn’t such a cheap person and a poor student.

    ( :

  10. steven February 6, 2008 at 12:55 pm #


    You might want to read “The Myth of the Rule of Law” by John Hasnas. A very interesting and thought provoking article, in my opinion. You can read it online from Hasnas’ website.


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    […] Here’s what I got in the mail Monday afternoon. It took a week longer to reach me than it did to reach Roderick; I don’t know whether that’s one of the perks of being an editor rather than a mere contributor like me, or simply because I’m way out west and he’s in Alabama. […]

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