Benjamin Ricketson Tucker


Born
in The United States
April 17, 1854

Died
June 22, 1939

Genre

Influences


Average rating: 3.9 · 320 ratings · 31 reviews · 42 distinct works
Instead of a Book by a Man ...

3.94 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1893 — 11 editions
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State Socialism and Anarchism

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Individual liberty; selecti...

4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1926 — 2 editions
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State Socialism & Anarchism...

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Selected essays and writing...

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Market Anarchy Vs. Corporat...

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Why I Am an Anarchist

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“It has ever been the tendency of power to add to itself, to enlarge its sphere, to encroach beyond the limits set for it; and where the habit of resisting such encroachment is not fostered, and the individual is not taught to be jealous of his rights, individuality gradually disappears and the government or State becomes the all-in-all.”
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker

“This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished. When Warren and Proudhon, in prosecuting their search for justice to labor, came face to face with the obstacle of class monopolies, they saw that these monopolies rested upon Authority, and concluded that the thing to be done was, not to strengthen this Authority and thus make monopoly universal, but to utterly uproot Authority and give full sway to the opposite principle, Liberty, by making competition, the antithesis of monopoly, universal.”
Benjamin R. Tucker, Selected essays and writings on Individualist anarchism & Liberty:

“What of it? Suppose the State is an organism, - what then? What is the inference? That the State is therefore permanent? But what is history but a record of the dissolution of organisms and the birth and growth of others to be dissolved in turn? Is the State exempt from this order? If so, why? What proves it? The State an organism? Yes; so is a tiger. But unless I meet him when I haven't my gun, his organism will speedily disorganize. The State is a tiger seeking to devour the people, and they must either kill or cripple it. Their own safety depends upon it.”
Benjamin R. Tucker, Selected essays and writings on Individualist anarchism & Liberty:

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