The Conscience of an Anarchist: Why It's Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society

The Conscience of an Anarchist Why It s Time to Say Good Bye to the State and Build a Free Society Anarchy happens when people organize their lives peacefully and voluntarily without the aggressive violence of the state This simple but powerful book explains why the state is illegitimate unnecessa

  • Title: The Conscience of an Anarchist: Why It's Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society
  • Author: Gary Chartier
  • ISBN: 9781935942023
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anarchy happens when people organize their lives peacefully and voluntarily without the aggressive violence of the state This simple but powerful book explains why the state is illegitimate, unnecessary, and dangerous, and what we can do to begin achieving real freedom Gary Chartier is Associate Dean of the School of Business and Associate Professor of Law and BusinessAnarchy happens when people organize their lives peacefully and voluntarily without the aggressive violence of the state This simple but powerful book explains why the state is illegitimate, unnecessary, and dangerous, and what we can do to begin achieving real freedom Gary Chartier is Associate Dean of the School of Business and Associate Professor of Law and Business Ethics at La Sierra University He is the author of Economic Justice and Natural Law and The Analogy of Love His byline has appeared in journals including Legal Theory, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

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    1. Gary Chartier has raised the bar in his new book The Conscience of an Anarchist. Chartier begins by asking the (non-anarchist) reader to "open your mind to anarchy" writing, "As an idea, anarchism is the conviction that people can and should interact on the basis of peaceful voluntary cooperation without the state." Chartier's introduction continues as he explains why he's an anarchist, with each reason listed he gives a brief synopsis of the chapter dealing with the listed reason(s). Chartier w [...]

    2. Certamente uma ótima introdução para quem está buscando entender o que é o anarquismo, ou mesmo apenas tentando entender como poderia funcionar uma sociedade sem o controle centralizado do estado.O livro levanta diversas questões sobre as funções que o estado assume e suas consequências. Também especula como seria uma sociedade sem o estado.Existe uma clara tendência de preocupação com as classes mais pobres ou pessoas que estão na base da pirâmide do poder no discurso do Gary Cha [...]

    3. This is a fantastic introduction to the ethical issues involved in rejecting the State, and advocating for a stateless society. While the book does touch on other issues as well (like the economics, and national defense), the bulk of the arguments are moral in nature, which is refreshing given that most works tend to focus their analysis on economics. Also, this book is about general anarchism and does not specifically defend any particular sub-group within anarchism (like anarcho-capitalism or [...]

    4. Gary Chartier is a self-described "leftist" and its clear from his book that he is a leftist. However, the "left vs right" spectrum works differently for market anarchism than it does for statism.Specifically, many libertarian anarchists and anarcho-capitalists who do not label themselves as left wing will find that they do not disagree with many, if any at all, of the views on justice that Chartier presents in his book. A wide variety of anarchists will agree with Chartier's criticisms of the S [...]

    5. "The Conscience of an Anarchist" is a straightforward and practical introduction to anarchism. The most striking insight for me was in the first paragraph in the introduction, which points out that governments depend on the use of force, and therefore lack legitimacy. This statement rings true if you reject the use of violence as a just way to maintain order. I appreciate many aspects of this book, particularly the positive vision held by Chartier that people do not require the state and a volun [...]

    6. I thought I already wrote that, I hope it got saved and I hope this does too.Very clear explanation of anarchism that demystifies anarchism beyond the punker image. It is very well explained. Many people especially some who believe they believe in was is stated as "limited government" who will not even entertain the notion of anarchism, and see "anarchists" as bomb throwers, and see anarchy as chaos, may, suddenly discover that, an anarchist is actually what they are. And will realize it is not [...]

    7. Having read other works of Chartier's I had complete faith that he could write a book that lived up to the title and my faith was rewarded. This book is an excellent introduction to anarchism and will be the second book I give my liberty-curious friends (after The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible). Get it, read it, and pass it on!

    8. An amazing introduction to market anarchism, and anarchism in general, in the form of one man's manifesto. I would give this book to anyone wanting to know not only what anarchism is but WHY one would be an anarchist.

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