Former Libertarian Party pain is the ass Wayne Allyn Root gets played like a cheap fiddle on The Daily Show. Glad he is back to being a problem for the GOP. They deserve each other…
The New Yorker has an article on the revival of anarchism, and it’s pretty good. While focusing mostly on the ideology of the Occupy Wall Street movement, author Kelefa Sanneh does manage to work in some nice references to more libertarian forms of anarchism, such as the anarcho-capitalism of Murray Rothbard.While the essay contains some history–including the debate between Karl Marx on one side and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Mikhail Bakunin on the other–most of it focuses on the work of David Graeber, an anthropologist, prominent Occupy member, and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
Graeber represents the most visible form of anarchism today, and one that’s decidedly non-libertarian. That is too bad, because so much of the anger Graeber-style anarchists have for the current system fits nicely within critiques of statism and corporatism made by both anarchist and mainstream libertarians.
Read more via Anarchism at The New Yorker | Libertarianism.org.
It’s the 90th birthday of Summerhill, a school that’s an early forerunner of the hippie ethos. Children don’t have to attend lessons, in fact, pretty much don’t have to do anything they don’t want to. With one exception, as an ex-pupil describes:
Even so, I got a book flung at me for talking in class by our inspirational English teacher, an ex-army man. “You don’t have to come,” he said, “but if you do, you must not spoil it for others.”
Which is pretty much libertarianism in a nutshell. Do as you wish but don’t spoil it for anyone else.
Read more via Hippie Educationalists and Libertarians – Forbes.