“That such a brilliant, unusual woman would be a feminist is no surprise.”
Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.
A brief history of the libertarian roots of feminism, and an introduction to a rotating column discussing libertarian feminism.
David D’Amato joins us to talk about the voluntaryist socialist political philosophy. Is the idea of voluntary socialism as odd as it sounds?
Benjamin Tucker’s individualist anarchist periodical Liberty hosted radical discussions on gender equality in the late 19th century.
D’Amato explores the idea of libertarian socialism by analyzing the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”
Legal and cultural changes allowing women to own property and participate in the market as entrepreneurs contributed to the Great Enrichment.
“Tucker and his tradition…offer us the legacy of a suggestive analysis of how true community is compatible with rugged individualism.”
Feudalism was, in a significant sense, private and contractual rather than public; that doesn’t make it libertarian.
Property, properly understood, does not restrict liberty. Well-defined boundaries help us differentiate between aggressive and defensive violence.
Presley explains how authoritarian relationships on the person-to-person level affect a free society.
Often claimed by modern socialist anarchists, Benjamin Tucker fits better in the libertarian tradition.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
“Not until Tucker and…Liberty [was libertarianism] a distinct, independent movement functioning in its own name toward its own unique…goals.”