Posts Tagged ‘libertarianism’

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is A Socialist

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014   Submitted by Michael Hendricks

LibSocIf there is ever going to be victory against the State, then anti-Statists will have to work together in common cause. Affinity begins with reciprocal knowledge, it is not based on ideology. Socialism is used in any number of ways by a variety of people. Some socialists support State dominance of the means of production. However, public ownership of the means of production does not have to mean State ownership. I hear the cries of “tragedy of the commons” already.

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The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What’s Wrong with Noam Chomsky

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

NoamAn article by Noam Chomsky appeared on Alternet yesterday titled “The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What’s Wrong with Libertarians.” I read with baited breath. See, I used to be what you might call a “vulgar Chomskyite,” meaning I was an enthusiast, but had a crude unsophisticated understanding of what he was talking about. Then, years ago, I had the privilege of hearing him speak at UC Berkeley. That’s when I realized that despite all his erudite pontification, I could not make heads or tails of what principles he actually advocated. I suddenly suspected that I had been taken in by well footnoted rhetorical candy with no nutritional value whatsoever. So, I devoured this new article eager for him to pay off the promise in the headline, but was ultimately disappointed.

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