The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State, and Other Essays

The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State, and Other Essays

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Liberty Fund

Auberon Herbert (1838–1906) is an eloquent, forceful, and uncompromising defender of liberty—indeed, in the judgment of Richard M. Ebeling he is "one of the most important and articulate advocates of liberty in the last two hundred years." Herbert was a major participant in the profound and wide-ranging intellectual ferment of the late Victorian age. He formulated a system of "thorough" individualism that he described as "voluntaryism." To Herbert, "you will not make people wiser and better by taking liberty of action from them. A man can learn only when he is free to act." As Eric Mack writes, "Carrying natural rights theory to its logical limits, Herbert demanded complete social and economic freedom for all noncoercive individuals and the radical restriction of the use of force to the role of protecting those freedoms—including the freedom of peaceful persons to withhold support from any or all state activities." There are ten essays.



Publisher: Indianapolis : Liberty Classics, Ă1978
ISBN: 9781614878094
1614878099
9780913966426
0913966428
9780913966419
091396641X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (425 pages) : portrait
Additional Contributors: Mack, Eric 1946-

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