73 books — 14 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Let's Abolish Government” as Want to Read:
Let's Abolish Government
Lysander Spooner (1808–1887) is the American individualist anarchist and legal theorist known mainly for setting up a commercial post office in competition with the government and thereby being shut down. But he was also the author of some of the most radical political and economic writings of the 19th century, and continues to have a huge influence on libertarian thinkers ...more
Paperback, 419 pages
Published 2008 by Ludwig von Mises Institute
(first published 1867)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Forceful libertarian critiques of the state voiced by a prominent 19th century anarchist thinker. The book includes a long work on the right of trial by jury, Spooner's essay "No Treason" attacking the constitution and a short letter to a former senator from Delaware as well as a scan of some stamps from the private post-office Spooner ran during the 1840s. Interesting reading for those interested in libertarianism and its 19th century forebears.
Lysander Spooner was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist of the nineteenth century. He is also known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, which was forced out of business by the United States government. He has been identified by some contemporary writer ...more