The Debates of Liberty: An Overview of Individualist Anarchism, 1881-1908

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Lexington Books, 2003 - Political Science - 203 pages
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In her pioneering work, The Debates of Liberty, Wendy McElroy provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most remarkable and influential political phenomena in America: the anarchist periodical Liberty and the circle of radicals who surrounded it. Liberty, which is widely considered to be the premier individualist-anarchist periodical ever issued in the English language, published such items as George Bernard Shaw's first original article to appear in the United States and the first American translated excerpts of Friedrich Nietzsche. Arguably the world's foremost expert on Liberty, Dr. McElroy exposes the reader to the controversy etched in each debate, ranging from radical civil liberties to economic theory, and from children's rights to the basis of rent and interest. While addressing the facts, Dr. McElroy also conveys and captures the individualistic personalities that emerged: Lysander Spooner, Auberon Herbert, Joshua K. Ingalls, John Henry Mackay, Victor Yarros, and Wordsworth Donisthorpe are only a partial listing.
  

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Contents

Benjamin Tucker Liberty and Individualist Anarchism
1
On the State and Politics
17
On Violence
31
Egoism v Natural Rights
51
Childrens Rights
69
Intellectual Property
85
Trial by Jury
103
Economics The Money Debate
121
Periodicals Associated with Liberty
155
Libertys Library
173
Selected Bibliography
187
Index
191
About the Author
203
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Wendy McElroy is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute. She is an author or editor of a number of works including Liberty for Women (Ivan R. Dee, publisher 2002) and Liberty 1881-1908: A Comprehensive Index, (1982).

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