Anarchy and Libertarianism
may say that I haven’t described Liberalism at all but Anarchy. Well at the
extreme left of Liberalism resides Anarchy, the belief that people should not
only be autonomist individuals but that it is the only moral way to live. On
the other extreme of Liberalism is Libertarianism, the belief that people
should not only be autonomist individuals but that it is the only moral way to
There are two major differences between the two.
belief that at heart people are good and that Government and Churches and the
like make them bad, Libertarians say that’s rubbish people are at heart bad
because they want your stuff and will do anything to get it. They also say
Institutions shouldn’t exist because they want your stuff and your stuff is
your stuff and true Libertarians don’t share their stuff.
bitterly disagree about whether you can own stuff, Libertarians say absolutely
and Anarchists mostly say absolutely not, owning stuff is pretty much evil. But
they are both Liberal philosophy’s and in a truly Liberal world it would be
these two beliefs that would be fighting it out for supremacy.
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