He calls his philosophy "individualism" and opposes it to collectivism and secondarily to anarchism. His stress on the development of noble character through individual responsibility and liberty is a more agreeable way to defend the libertarian position (whether limited government or anarchist) than the utilitarian emphasis of Hayek, Hazlitt, Mises, etc.
Force can only be justified in defence of liberty. He holds this even for government action. Unfortunately, he thinks government can play a libertarian role by anti-trust legislation, public assistance to the needy, public schools, roads, etc. to increase opportunity.
Year Read: 1975
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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