Posts Tagged ‘Libertarian Anarchy’

Have a listen to another great episode from Lions of Liberty!

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by WorldNetDaily.com‘s longest running paleolibertarian columnist, Ilana Mercer! Ilana describes how her political views first took shape, and how a conversation with Walter Block made her realize that she was a libertarian. Ilana and I then discuss Ms. Mercer’s recent article, “Libertarian Anarchism’s ‘Justice’ Problem”. Ilana explains the problem she has with many anarchists who denounce any involvement in government or politics, preferring to live in the “sin of abstraction.” Ilana and I explore the ideas surrounding what justice should be in a free society, the problem with competing theories of justice, and how “personalized justice” can actually result in injustice. As usual, I have some thoughts of my own in the wrap-up rant!

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I recently read a great piece by Steve Patterson on http://www.lewrockwell.com and just had to have him on the show to discuss it. It’s really interesting to learn about and analyze someone’s progression from politically mainstream to politically extreme. Check out the interview and read the article here:

From Conservative to Anarchist

http://steve-patterson.com/

When you think anarchy, what do you think? Disorder? Chaos? Pandemonium? Murder and mayhem? What if there was no government? No President or Prime Minister? No politicians? Who would protect us? Educate our children? Take care of the poor and elderly? The consensus among the masses is that we need government to provide these things for us. We need them to ensure order, if nothing else, right?

Recently, I had the real pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gerard Casey, professor of philosophy at University College Dublin and author of the 2012 book, Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State. Given our common perceptions of what anarchy is, you would think a man who teaches a class called Anarchy, Law and the State and believes we’d be better off with no government at all would be an unstable, disagreeable, even ill tempered person. After all, he’s in favor of chaos and mayhem, right? This could not be further from the truth. As you will learn from this interview, Dr. Casey’s brand of anarchy, which he has dubbed “Libertarian Anarchy”, if implemented properly would provide the maximum amount of peace, order, and prosperity. And Dr. Casey has a personality suited to teach this lesson. He is passionate, yet level headed. Extremely intelligent, but also really funny and charming. Students flock to fill his extremely popular classes. Enjoy.