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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.

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The Depths of Mutual Hate

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll tries to revive the Second Party System’s spirit of compromise—one marked by wilful ignorance of slavery, its horrors, and its legacy.

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The Plague of Confederacies

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll defends the traditional existence of secession throughout American history, but ultimately condemns it as inadvisable and rash.

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The Virtues of Compromise

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

“Copperhead” Democrat Charles Jared Ingersoll argues that both warring sections should embrace a large measure of compromise and conciliation.

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Three Kinds of Troublesome Northerners

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.