Celebrating Roy Childs, A Lost Libertarian Great Reply


By Sep. 19, 2012

The folks at the great site libertarianism.org are celebrating Roy Childs Week this week, noting their publication of Anarchism and Justice, an ebook collecting some of the more interesting essays by the late libertarian popularizer and editor.

A previous collection of Childs’ essays appeared in 1994, Liberty Against Power, edited by the great libertarian feminist and Childs’ great friend and colleague Joan Kennedy Taylor. That’s also highly recommended.

Childs was the autodidact with the nerve to tell Ayn Rand that Objectivism implied anarchism and to tell Robert Nozick that his “invisible hand” argument for the moral creation of the state collapses around itself. The essays in which he does this are both contained in Anarchism and Justice. Read full article here.

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