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[cross-posted at C4SS and BHL] The Molinari Institute (the parent organization of the Center for a Stateless Society) is proud to announce the publica…

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Here’s an announcement from Roderick Long about the debut of the Molinari Review.

The Molinari Institute (the parent organization of the Center for a Stateless Society) is proud to announce the publication of the first issue of our new interdisciplinary, open-access, libertarian academic journal, the Molinari Review, edited by yours truly, and dedicated to publishing scholarship, sympathetic or critical, in and on the libertarian tradition, very broadly understood. (See our original call for papers.)

You can order a copy here:

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It should also be available, now or shortly, on other regional versions of Amazon. And later on it’ll be available from our website as a free PDF download (because copyright restrictions are evil).

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So what’s in it?

In “The Right to Privacy Is Tocquevillean, Not Lockean: Why It MattersJulio Rodman argues that traditional libertarian concerns with non-aggression, property rights, and negative liberty fail to capture the nature of our concern with privacy. Drawing on insights from Tocqueville and Foucault, Rodman suggests that privacy is primarily a matter, not of freedom from interference, but of freedom from observation, particularly accusatory observation.

In “Libertarianism and Privilege,” Billy Christmas charges that right-wing libertarians underestimate the extent and significance of harmful relations of privilege in society (including, but not limited to, class and gender privilege) because they misapply their own principles in focusing on proximate coercion to the exclusion of more indirect forms of coercion; but, he argues, broadening the lens of libertarian inquiry reveals that libertarian principles are more powerful tools for the analysis of privilege than privilege theorists generally suppose.

In “Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries?,” Darian Nayfeld Worden interrogates traditional narratives of the Industrial Revolution. Distinguishing between capitalism (understood as a separation between labour and ownership/management) and free enterprise, Nayfeld Worden maintains that the rise of capitalism historically was in large part the result of a suppression of free enterprise, and that thanks to state intervention, the working-class benefited far less from industrialisation and technological innovation than they might otherwise have done.

In “Turning the Tables: The Pathologies and Unrealized Promise of Libertarianism,” Gus diZerega contends that libertarians misunderstand and misapply their own key concepts, leading them to embrace an atomistic vision of society, and to overvalue the market while undervaluing empathy and democracy. (Look for a reply or two in our next issue.)

Finally, Nathan Goodman reviews Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire, an anthology edited by C. B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano. Goodman praises the book for its illumination of many aspects of the intersection between anarchist tradition and the LGBTQ community, with particular emphasis on the tension between LGBTQ activists who seek to dismantle oppressive institutions and those who merely seek inclusion within them; but in the area of economics, he finds its authors to be too quick to dismiss the free market or to equate it with the prevailing regime of corporatist privilege.

Want to order a copy? See the ordering information above.

Want to contribute an article to an upcoming issue? Head to the journal’s webpage.

Want to support this project financially? Make a donation to the Molinari Institute General Fund.

— Roderick Long, Molinari Review 1.1: What Lies Within?
Austro-Athenian Empire (19 May 2016)

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://alliance.rationalreview.com/2010/11/opportunities-announcements%E2%80%A6/">Opportunities &amp; Announcements… James Tuttle, <cite>On ALLiance</cite> (2010-11-02)</a>. <q>Dear Friends, ALLies and Fellow Workers, Enrollment for C4SSdotorg’s Stateless University is open until November 8th.  I will be the ombudsman for Introduction to Anarchism, Bravo Section.  Check it out! If you are a member of Students for Liberty, then you have the opportunity to earn a Stateless U. scholarship. ...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2010/11/just-one-more-time-people-likeben-bernankeandbill-clintonhave-no-place-as-writers-on-an-op-ed-page-the-first-thing-id-ask-f.html">just one more time: people like ben bernanke and bill clinton. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2010-11-04)</a>. <q>just one more time: people like ben bernanke and bill clinton have no place as writers on an op-ed page. the first thing i&#39;d ask fred hiatt or david shipley: are you satisfied that the person whose name is on the article actually wrote it? and second, if you want their point of view...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://marjaerwin.livejournal.com/15950.html">He ordered the torture. <cite>Marja Erwin</cite> (2010-11-04)</a>. <q>He quibbles about whether the word applies, but brags about giving the order. All this shows that when the rulers commit atrocities, they have impunity.The ruling class is above the law.The scapegoat classes are below the law.The system creates corruption. It creates monsters. And it deflects anger away from itself...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.modestoanarcho.org/2010/10/evictions-or-occupations.html">Evictions or Occupations? lilprole, <cite>Modesto Anarcho</cite> (2010-10-13)</a>. <q>People in Merced Protest eviction of homeless squatters.In Merced today, police and city workers began the eviction process of a homeless encampment that has existed for several years. Where will these people go? Many will simply go to other camps, or find shelters to go into. According to the City...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2010/11/01/the-media-arent-liberal">The Media Aren't Liberal. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-11-01)</a>. <q>For the last few months, my colleague Matt Welch has been tracking the positions of California&#39;s newspapers on Proposition 19, the ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. At last count, 26 of the state’s 30 largest dailies (plus USA Today) had run editorials on the issue, and...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://c4sif.org/2010/11/comic-book-pirated-on-4chan-author-joins-discussion-watches-sales-soar/">Comic Book ‘Pirated’ On 4Chan, Author Joins Discussion… Watches Sales Soar. Stephan Kinsella, <cite>Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom</cite> (2010-11-01)</a>. <q>A TechDirt post by Mike Masnick: Comic Book ‘Pirated’ On 4Chan, Author Joins Discussion… Watches Sales Soar from the connect-with-fans dept Paul Watson points us to yet another example of how engaging with fans of your work (even if, technically, they infringed on your copyrights) can lead to pretty happy...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/02/customs-officials-protect-amer">Customs Officials Protect America from Wealthy Canadian Who Wanted to Spend Money Here. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-11-02)</a>. <q>Canadian poker pro Terrence Chan has twice been turned away at the U.S. border by customs officials. He describes the first time, a week ago Thursday. After an hour of waiting, I made it to the front, where I was asked the usual questions. Where do I live? What do...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.modestoanarcho.org/2010/11/sacramento-police-kill-as-more.html">Sacramento Police Kill As More Information on Modesto Police Brutality Comes Forward. lilprole, <cite>Modesto Anarcho</cite> (2010-11-03)</a>. <q>In a situation mimicking police murders in Stockton, Modesto, and Bakersfield, Sacramento police are coming under fire for the shooting death of a 28 year old man on October 28th. Officers stopped a man on parole, and when he "reached into his waist band," officers claim he was reaching for...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-11-04.)</em></p></li>

Shameless Self-promotion Sunday

It’s Sunday Sunday Sunday. Let’s get Shameless Shameless Shameless.

It’s my blog, so I guess I’ll have to go first. This weekend, the November 2010 issue of The Freeman was released; among the articles in this month’s issue are:

And — the reason for mentioning it to-day, specifically — there’s also:

Secondly, preparations continue for my appearance to present Women and the Invisible Fist, and to represent the Molinari Institute at the the Radical Philosophy Association conference on Violence: Systemic, Symbolic, and Foundational in Eugene, Oregon. I’ve been working over the paper for its final form before the presentation[3]. If you’re interested in seeing a copy when it’s ready, just drop me a line and I’ll make sure you get one. In the meantime, I’d like to send out a big thank you to the folks who have generously contributed $40 to Molinari to help cover the costs of getting me to Oregon.[4] The point is–thanks, y’all are awesome. If you, too, would like to help me reach the Willamette Valley and support libertarian contributions to radical scholarship, check out the announcement post, or toss a few coins into the hat right here:

Donate to the Molinari Institute to support left-libertarian scholarship.

Anyway, so that’s me. How about you? What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

  1. [1]I’m not familiar with Payne’s previous work, but this article is a really nice reminder about government’s direct role in ecologically toxic mass insecticide spraying — often without the consent, or without even informing, property owners whose land was being poisoned from the air.
  2. [2]Previously mentioned in these pages when it appeared as an online feature: GT 2010-08-23: The only Good Government is No Government.
  3. [3]Mostly footnote work right now, but if you’ve read one of my papers before, you know that the way I write, damn, the footnotes are a lot of work; once I finish that, next up is a couple timed readings to make sure that I won’t run over.
  4. [4]That should cover at least the distance from Independence, Missouri to the Kansas River. If the hunting’s good, and we don’t lose anything crossing the river, and nobody dies of dysentery, it may even last us to Fort Kearny.