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Practical Anarchy

Practical Anarchy

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Published by Permaculture Swaraj
by Stefan Molyneux, MA
by Stefan Molyneux, MA

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PracticalAnarchy
“Practical Anarchy” is thesecond in a three-volume serieson anarchy. The first volume is“Everyday Anarchy” – the thirdis “Achieving Anarchy.”
Freedomain Radio is the largest andmost popular philosophy show on theWeb, and was a “Top 10 Finalist” in the2007 Podcast Awards. Please visit us at www.freedomainradio.com.The show survives entirely on voluntarydonations – if you find this book helpfulin any way, please donate at www.freedomainradio.com/donate.html For more books, or to purchase a print version of this book, please visit www.freedomainradio.com/books.html You can download more free books at www.freedomainradio.com/free Please feel free to distribute this book towhomever you think would benefit fromit, but please do not modify the contents.
 Stefan Molyneux, MA
 
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By the same author:
On Truth: The Tyranny of IllusionUniversally Preferable Behavior: A Rational Proof of Secular EthicsReal–Time Relationships: The Logic of LoveThe God of Atheists (A Novel)
Available at http://www.freedomainradio.com/books.html 
For my beloved wife Christina, who teaches me all that is true, and shows me everything that is possible…I would like to thank the listeners of Freedomain Radio, whose passion, generosity and participation hasmade this book – and all the books to come – possible. Thank you for the gift of this time.Thanks also to my most excellent reviewers and proofreaders, Charlotte and Greg – as well as Karl Bennionfor his wonderful cello playing. For more, please visit http://www.youtube.com/KarlCello.Any errors that remain are, of course, solely my responsibility.Freedomain Radio is one of the most popular philosophy podcasts on the Internet, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2007 Podcast Awards.Please visit Freedomain Radio at 
www.freedomainradio.com
for more free podcasts, books and videos – aswell as a thriving message board.
The Freedomain Library, Volume 6 Version 1.0, June 25, 2008
 
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CONTENTS
Preface ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
 
Part 1: Methodology .................................................................................. 10
 
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
 
Limitations........................................................................................................................................................................... 11
 
The Answer? ....................................................................................................................................................................... 14
 
The Argument from Apocalypse ................................................................................................................................. 17
 
A Merely Personal Confession… ................................................................................................................................. 23
 
A Few Principles… ............................................................................................................................................................ 26
 
Using the past to justify the future… .................................................................................................................... 28
 
You are not the only kind person on the planet… .......................................................................................... 28
 
Statism and Isolation .................................................................................................................................................. 32
 
Relative Risk................................................................................................................................................................... 36
 
Collective Defense: An Example of Methodology ................................................................................................ 36
 
Why Invade? ................................................................................................................................................................... 37
 
Invading Anarchy ......................................................................................................................................................... 38
 
Deactivated Money ...................................................................................................................................................... 41
 
Statist National “Defense”: A Critical Example ..................................................................................................... 42
 
Which sector does more to protect you and your property – the public or the private?.......... 44
 
Part 2: Reasoning ..................................................................................... 45
 
Introduction: The Six Questions ................................................................................................................................. 45
 
Anarchism Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................................................................. 47
 
Isn’t Anarchism ‘Bad’? ................................................................................................................................................ 47
 
But if there is no government, how can the inevitable conflicts in human society be resolved?47
 

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