A long-awaited anthology I’m scheduled to appear in (with a couple of pieces on the question “Do We Need Government?”) has now, I hear, been split into two – one volume on metaphysics and epistemology, and the other on ethics, æsthetics, and politics – and in that form (and with a bunch of historical selections deleted) is/are finally slouching toward publication; see the tables of contents here and here. Some old friends are in it/them too, as you’ll see (if you know who my old friends are).
I’m told: “The eText will be coming out in February , with hard copies soon to follow.”
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Wait–but if there were no government, wouldn’t that lead to complete anarchy?
We’re forming a task force to look into strategies for preventing this result.
Good to know. Truth is, I have no objection to anarchism, or any other ideology, really. We’ve just got to be practical, and I worry when people start saying stuff that almost sounds like they want to do away with the smart regulations that facilitate the workings of our dynamic economy. But it sounds like you’re putting things on the right footing with your task force. I got worried there for a minute.
Hey, while I’m at it, could I recommend some people I know from this organization for your task force? Solid guys, really, great guys–a bunch of no-nonsense straight shooters. Have a look.
I’m sure we can find some work to set them to.
From a terrific book that I’m reading:
–Ben Ehrenreich, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, pp. 15-16.