The Death of Politics

The following text was originally published in PLAYBOY, March 1969. It is also available as part of Karl Hess’ autobiography, as available from Laissez Faire Books. This is not a time of radical, revolutionary politics. Not yet. Unrest, riot, dissent and chaos notwithstanding, today’s politics is reactionary. Both left and right are reactionary and authoritarian. That is […]

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Libertarian?

by DAVID BOAZ JANUARY 1, 2008 We’ve grown accustomed to the cartoonish misrepresentation of the idea of individual liberty. E. J. Dionne Jr. of theWashington Post, for instance, has written that modern libertarians believe that “individuals come into the world as fully formed adults who should be held responsible for their actions from the moment of […]

Why Taxation is Theft, Abortion is Murder, and Gov’t is Dangerous

“I’ll say this plainly, I’ve said it before – Taxation is theft. It presumes the government has a higher claim on our property than we do,” says Judge Andrew Napolitano, the host of Fox Business’ Freedom Watch and the author of the new book, It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: […]