Interview: Walter Block of New Orleans, LA

Recently, I interviewed Dr. Walter Block, author of Defending the Undefendable, and Privatization of Roads and Highways. Dr. Block and I discussed anarchism, strategy, and whether an anarchist can be truly happy while living among the state.

A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other Essays… now available on Amazon.com

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I have published a collection of my essays in book form. Some of them have been published here, but most have been re-edited or extensively re-written.

From the description on Amazon.com:

“The essays contained in this volume were the result of many years of intensive thinking and reading about liberty. They address a topic, anarchist strategy, that is underdeveloped. Many people have written about how a free society might operate. But relatively few have applied hard thinking to the key question of “What do we do to achieve that world?” In the few instances people have, their proposed solutions have always been vague (a generic call for “education”) or unconvincing (defeating the state through black markets – “agorism”). This is a problem. As long as we lack a comprehensible plan to bring about a free society, we will be unable to convince people that our ideology has a future. This will make them unwilling to act on our behalf. A person acts, as Mises explained, only if he believes that by acting he will successfully remove a felt uneasiness. Until we develop a plan to beat the state, I do not think our movement will inspire the hope necessary for action.

The essays in this book are an attempt to solve this problem. In them, I outline a comprehensible plan for ending the state. I propose the creation of a new organization, to be structured similar to traditional religion. Unlike traditional religion, however, its ethical teachings would substitute divine revelation with praxeologically deducible a priori axiomatic principles. It would then use rituals, and symbols, to communicate those ideas to the general public – most of whom do not not have the inclination or capacity to comprehend anarchist ideas without such guidance. The advantage of this plan is that it would attract people who reject the dogma of traditional religions, because they are uncertain of or reject the idea of God, but who still want to belong to a community based on ethical principles. These essays outline what such an organization would look like, what challenges it would face, and why this idea would help advance us to a stateless future.”

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-End-State-Revolution-liberty/dp/B01BI59DIA/

Interview: Robert Murphy of the Free Market Institute

Dr. Murphy and I discussed a broad range of topics including the “liberty movement”, how it has changed over time, the prospects for liberty, the process by which the state might be dismantled, what liberty minded people should do to help that happen (and some of the challenges), and the confluence between theology and anarchism.

Interview: Amanda Muell and Justin Longo of Denver, CO

Interview: Jeffrey Tucker of Liberty.me

Jeffrey and I talked about his path to anarchism, how to deprogram the latent Hobbseianism of statists, the anarchy in everyday life, schisms in the liberty movement (including his famous “brutalism” article), the future of liberty and the state, and how his transition from Protestantism to Catholicism might be an analogue to the condition of modern anarchists.

Interview: James Corbett of The Corbett Report

James and I discussed the “powers that shouldn’t be”, their plans for world government, their psychopathy, and practical steps people can take to resist them.

 

Interview: David Friedman of San Jose, CA

Recently, I interviewed David Friedman. David and I spoke about his path to anarchism, his objection to moralizing liberty, and preference for appealing to economics: people’s rational self interest, among other topics. Laced throughout the conversation are great examples from fictional novels and stories, which David used to illustrate his points.

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Interview: Stephan Kinsella of Houston, TX


Stephan and I discussed his path to anarchism, the changing labels for the liberty movement, artificial intelligence, religion, world government, and prospects for the future of liberty.

Interview: James Smith of Cambridge, UK

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Interview: Dave Burns of Honolulu, HI

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