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01/10/2006 Archived Entry: "Sciabarra on "Libertarianism""
As usual Chris Sciabarra hits a home run, this time in his essay "Libertarianism": Libertarianism is the political ideology of voluntarism, a commitment to voluntary action in a social context, where no individual or group of individuals can initiate the use of force against others. It is not a monolithic ideological paradigm; rather, it signifies a variety of approaches that celebrate the rule of law and the free exchange of goods, services, and ideas – a laissez-faire attitude towards what philosopher Robert Nozick (1974) once called ‘capitalist acts between consenting adults’.