What It Feels Like to Be an Anarcholibertarianby Don Stacy
Strike The Root
1.School Cop Tells 16-Yr-Old Student He "Ruined His Life" By Smoking Pot Before Homecoming Dance, Student Commits Suicide
2.VIDEO: Dashcam Refutes Cop's Story of "Fearing For His Life," Shows Him Taser Man For Parking Ticket
3.Woman Called 911 to Report Stolen Wallet, Crazed Cop Showed Up and Beat Her Unconscious
4.Drudge on AJ: Copyright Laws Will Destroy the Internet
5."Elections Are Fixed and US Created ISIS," Rage Against The Machine Bassist Lets Them Have It
6.33 Heroes Are Possibly Dead and No One Cares Because They Aren't Cops
7.A Major Win For The Opponents of The 'War On Drugs'
8.Cop Block Pitch Dekalb Police Officers on Alternatives to Government Policing
9.'Neutralizing' John Lennon: One Man Against The 'Monster'
10.Cops Dodge Warrant Requirement by Grabbing Two Weeks of Data, But Entering Only 6 Hours of It as Evidence
One of my favorite libertarian articles is a January 2009 blog post by Professor John Hasnas entitled "What It Feels Like To Be a Libertarian." Hasnas is an Associate Professor of Business at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, a visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and Director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Market and Ethics. His essay has nothing to do with libertarian bioethics, my usual topic of choice, but the theme he considers has been so rarely addressed that I thought I should bring his tract to the attention of the libertarian community.
In this post, Professor Hasnas compares the internal life of the libertarian to the internal life of Cassandra, the Greek mythological heroine. To refresh the reader's memory, Cassandra was the most beautiful daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Apollo, the sun god, offered Cassandra the gift of prophecy in exchange for her love. Cassandra accepted the proposal, but then betrayed Apollo by refusing his advances after she had already received the prophetic gift. Apollo retaliated by cursing Cassandra, proclaiming that her prophecies would be accurate but disbelieved by all.
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