“Historically, human families have often been oppressive and exploitative institutions, in a way that animal families do not seem to be. The purest example of this is the Roman family, in which the male head of household (the paterfamilias) was … Continue reading
This is the third issue of the Molinari Institute’s quarterly magazine, The Industrial Radical. Editor Roderick Long writes, The third issue (Spring 2013) of The Industrial Radical will be back from the printers and on its way to subscribers shortly, … Continue reading
This is the second issue of the Molinari Institute’s quarterly magazine, The Industrial Radical. Editor Roderick Long writes, The second issue (Winter 2013) of The Industrial Radical goes to the printer today, featuring articles by B-psycho, Kevin Carson, Gary Chartier, … Continue reading
These four articles include provocative looks at the copyrighting of digital culture and the rising global struggle against it. “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” is the work of Aaron H. Swartz (1986–2013), a young brilliant hacker and information-justice activist driven to suicide in January 2013 by a long campaign of abuse by an out-of-control federal prosecutor. Additional essays include “Thoughtcrime” (2003) by market anarchist philosopher Roderick T. Long, the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” (1994) from the Cypherpunks FAQ, and the memorial “Aaron Swartz and Intellectual Property’s Bitter-Enders” (2013) by Thomas L. Knapp.
This is a booklet against elections, parties, constitutional government and voting. It reprints eight essays on Anarchist politics by Charles W. Johnson, Kevin Carson, and Roderick T. Long – and a special guest appearance by Randolph Bourne – on the failure of electoral politics, the structural limits that quarantine and neutralize any threat of reform from within party politicking, and the possibility and promise of radical activism and d.i.y. social transformation, beyond the quagmire of majoritarian votes, party politicking, political lobbying, legalistic reforms and elected government.
In late 1849 and early 1850, two of France’s leading libertarian thinkers, Frédéric Bastiat and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, carried on a debate over several months, in the pages of Proudhon’s journal The Voice of the People, on the subject of the … Continue reading
In this lecture from 2004, left-libertarian philosopher Roderick Long takes on ten common objections to Market Anarchism and makes the argument for a free and flourishing stateless social order. Long tackles statist fallacies from the philosophical tradition and from modern economists. The transcript of the lecture appears here along with the discussion from the Question & Answer period, in which Long discusses division of labor, what will prevent private protection agencies from becoming a protection racket, and what best explains the origins of the State. . . .
An individualist anarchist analysis and defense of rights to public property — not property that belongs to government, but property that belongs to the public — you and me and our neighbors. Libertarians often assume that a free society will … Continue reading
The case for a radical libertarian feminism — a critique of the state and of patriarchy which understands both as parts of an interlocking system of oppression, and which draws on the insights of both radical libertarianism, and radical feminism, … Continue reading
‘Why do we have a healthcare crisis today? Because government “solved” the last one ….