Sunday, May 11, 2008

Anarchy, State and Utopia

In the realm of modern political philosophy few books have had the impact that Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State and Utopia had. This libertarian classic won him the Naitonal Book Award in 1975, been translated into about a dozen languages and has been named one of the 100 most influential books since World War II by the Times Literary Supplement.

Nozick’s book was considered the definitive answer to the theories of John Rawls which justified coercive redistribution of wealth. Nozick showed that when the state expands to areas beyond that of protecting the rights of individuals it can only do so by violating the rights of people.

We are informed that this book will sadly being going out of print soon so we stocked up on copies when we could. The list price is $25.00, which is what Amazon sells the book for. The Laissez Faire price is $19.50. To order call 1 800 326 0996.

1 comment:

USpace said...

Sounds like a good one. He should go print-on-demand if they stop printing it.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe loves
theft by the government

restricting people's actions
interfering in their lives

absurd thought -
God of the Universe hates
individuals' rights

ALL people must live their lives
in the ways the state desires

Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon