If the governments of the world have formed and persist in a state of anarchy, does it follow that the State is an inevitable institution? How would a libertarian anarchist society prevent being conquered by a state or prevent itself from devolving into one?

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Show Notes:

The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard

“Government: Unnecessary but Inevitable?” by: Randall G. Holcombe

“The Market for Military Defense” by: Robert P. Murphy

“But Wouldn’t Warlords Take Over?” by: Robert P. Murphy

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at http://www.libertarianinstitute.org/patrick His work also appears on http://www.antiwar.com in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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