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IPFS News Link • Philosophy: Libertarianism

Introduction to Neither Bullets Nor Ballots

• Wendy McElroy
Somewhere in the history of libertarianism, this rejection of the State has been eroded to the point that anarchists are now aspiring politicians and can hear the words "anarchist Senator" without flinching. No longer is libertarianism directed against the positions of power, against the offices through which the State is manifested; the modern message -- complete with straw hats, campaign rhetoric and strategic evasion -- is "elect my man to office" as if it were the man disgracing the office and not the other way around.