Anti-Statism

Anti-Statism

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anti-statism is a term describing opposition to state intervention into personal, social and economic affairs. Anti-statist views may reject the state completely as well as rulership in general (e.g. anarchism), they may wish to reduce the size and scope of the state to a minimum (e.g. minarchism), or they may advocate a stateless society as a distant goal (e.g. autonomism). Henry David Thoreau expressed this evolutionary anti-statist view in his essay Civil Disobedience: I heartily accept the motto, -"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe, -"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men and women are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 10mm | 159g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134957828
  • 9786134957823