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A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other essays about the future of liberty

A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other essays about the future of liberty cover image
A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other essays about the future of liberty cover image A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other essays about the future of liberty cover image A Plan to End the State: How to Create a Slow Revolution and other essays about the future of liberty cover image
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by: Stephen Rose
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Publication Date: January 23, 2016
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 211
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
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.

This 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.
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