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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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The Prince and the Dragon -- or, my experience with Anarchist Theory
Randall Randall (randallsquared ) asks this: "I assume, however, that you've read such books as Friedman's _The Machinery of Freedom_ and Rothbard's _The Ethics of Liberty_, both of which were instrumental in my road to anarchist. If you've read those, then I'm not sure that there's anything I know to say which will convince you."

Alas, you give me too much credit. I have read some Murry Rothbard, but not that one. I have never read Freidman.

I was talked out of Anarchy by a book that attempted to talk me into it, which I read my Freshman year in law school. I cannot recall the title or author (It may have been IN DEFENSE OF ANARCHY by Robert Paul Wolff, but I am not sure.)

It was a slim volume. The author said he meant to examine whether there was any a-priori moral justification for obedience to a sovereign authority.

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