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.
As insulting as it is to be labeled a fascist, and as easy as it is to respond vehemently with anger, it’s more productive to reply with facts and logic and take an opportunity to expound upon what libertarianism actually is.If you do it right, you will blow minds.
You may not claim a libertarian convert, but you will broaden the discussion and open the door to more tolerance from your left-wing punk friends and acquaintances.
The trick is to be honest about the things you disagree on while focusing on the things you agree about
Today, the notion of a hippie has become a relic. We may have leftover music and fashion, but where can we look to find dedication to peace, respect for the individual, and the live-and-let-live attitude that was so iconic of the hippies?
Probably on your college campus. Over the past few years, hundreds of student groups have been springing up across the country touting individual rights and non-aggression. Under the guise of Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Liberty, among others, students have been reinventing the hippie culture.
Here are five key ways that hippies and libertarians are essentially the same….
Read more via The Hippie Revival in Libertarianism – Students For Liberty.