Archive | August 10, 2012

Emerson on Anarchy, Part 2: The Matter With Kansas

Added to the Molinari Institute’s online library: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1856 Speech on Affairs in Kansas (representing Emerson at his most anarchistic).

Money quotes: “The judges give cowardly interpretations to the law, in direct opposition to the known foundation of all law, that every immoral statute is void,” and “I am glad to see that the terror at disunion and anarchy is disappearing.”

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