What It Feels Like to Be an Anarcholibertarianby Don Stacy
Strike The Root
1.Cop Tells Woman There's "No Excuse" For Parking The Wrong Way, Says It's Against The Law To Film Him
2.Cop Kills Man with Patrol Car While Speeding & Looking at Laptop, Flexes Blue Privilege – No Charges
3.NYPD Cops Terrified of New Bills that Will Stop them from Choking and Illegally Searching People
4.TSA Asks America To LOL At Traveler Who Had $75,000 Taken From Him By Federal Agents
5.Florida Man Sentenced to 8 Months for Driving Away from Interior Border Patrol Checkpoint Too Quickly
6.Chicago Institutes New "Amusement Tax" On Netflix, Streaming Services
7.Why Not an 'Independence From the State' Day?
8.War Veteran with PTSD Faces Life in Prison for Pot, His Wife Calls for Help
9.No Charges Against Cops That Killed 17-Yr-Old Kristiana Coignard
10.Judge Orders Lying, Cheating Government To Return $167,000 To The Man They Stole It From
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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