Author’s Forum: The Essential Voluntaryist by Carl Watner With Carl Watner

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    The Essential Voluntaryist

    The Essential Voluntaryist by Carl Watner Taken from the Voluntaryist newsletter, which he has published for over thirty years, Watner discusses everything from “the major crimes of the United States government” to “marriage, and the family.” Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_the-essential-voluntaryist

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“Hopefully, if someone in the future finds copies of The Voluntaryist newsletter or the anthology that I am proposing to publish they will help to re-kindle, re-discover, or elaborate the ideal of a totally free market society. One doesn’t need to be a pessimist to see that those ideas might one day disappear. Even in our own time, only a small part of the population embraces libertarian ideas; and only a small number of libertarians would consider themselves voluntaryists—people who reject voting and the legitimacy of the State. Even the individualism of several centuries of American history is in danger of being obliterated by State propaganda, With luck, The Voluntaryist will play some small part in preserving a record of those times in history when men were free to act without State interference, and were self-confident enough to know that the State possesses no magical powers.”

When Carl Watner wrote these words in 1998 after nearly 17 years of writing The Voluntaryist, he could not have known that libertarianism would explode as it has in recent years. Even so, The Essential Voluntaryist can play a significant role in helping today’s liberty lovers elaborate that ideal. Join Carl Watner for this celebration of his important work Friday, June 27th at 8pm EDT.

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