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  •  Rand Paul... (1+ / 0-)
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    And the others, as I understand it, want a minimal government that defends rights (the "right" of private property especially).

    Employers would be free to exploit and enslave workers even worse than they do now. This does not logically fit the term anarchism, nor has that been the historical usage.

    Read the link I gave up thread for an understanding of what anarchism has historically meant. The public has misinterpreted the term in large part because most haven't bothered to read about anarchism and its history.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:46:33 AM PDT

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    •  In Ursula LeGuin's The Dispossessed (1+ / 0-)
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      The opposite of "anarchist" is "propertarian".

      It's well worth a read for anyone interested in late 20th century ideas about anarchism.

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