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After Nestor: The Woes of an Anarchist

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe and Benjamin Tucker in 1897

In a delightful display of trans-Atlantic libertarianism and radical individualism, Wordsworth Donisthorpe pours out his troubled soul.

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Anarchiad, a New England Poem: Part 3

by Various Authors March/April 1787

The Wits foretell the end of Shays-ism as they look forward to the impending Constitutional Convention.

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Anarchiad, a New England Poem: Part 2

by Various Authors on Jan 11, 1787

Old Anarch, master of chaos, marshalls his forces and rallies them for battle against Hesper, Nymph of the West.

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The Greek Republic of Letters

by Condorcet in 1795

Condorcet surveys the widely-distributed, decentralized, yet deeply interconnected ancient Greek ‘Republic of Letters.’

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Anarchiad, A New England Poem: Part 1

by Various Authors on Oct 26, 1786

The Hartford Wits were Federalists, but their arguments against democracy may ring familiar to modern libertarians.

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The Writing Revolution

by Condorcet in 1795

The invention of agriculture was certainly epochal and revolutionary, but writing dramatically sped up the course of progress.

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After Nestor: Tucker vs. The Non-Resistors

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Tucker responds to a pacifist-anarchist with the claim that individual moral agents are best suited to decide when force is appropriate.

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After Nestor: Mr. Blodgett’s Questions

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Tucker engages a reader with Q&A on all things anarchist, meeting a long series of challenges to society without the state.

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Progress and Perspective

by Condorcet in 1795

Our author covers barbarian hordes and pastoral-nomadism and we recall that the past is a place historians interpret into existence.

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After Nestor: A Puppet for a God

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

In these four short pieces, Tucker takes on readers and radicals alike, contending that abolition of the state is one of humanity’s pressing concerns.

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Introducing Philosophical History

by Condorcet in 1795

Condorcet was simultaneously one of the most significant Enlightenment thinkers, proto-libertarians, and philosophical historians of progress.

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After Nestor: Two Kinds of Socialism

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Tucker details the long list of differences between the two types of socialism, the one authoritarian and the other libertarian.

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After Nestor: Too Busy to Write a Book

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Lysander Spooner’s most direct heir introduces his “plumb-line” primer on individualist, libertarian anarchism.