Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Liberalism Tending Toward Sheer Anarchism

This is one of my favorite quotations on what it means to be a real liberal.  Hard-core liberals tend to turn into anarchists!

[Augustin] Thierry unequivocally enunciates the cosmopolitanism of a liberalism tending toward sheer anarchism:

States are merely "incoherent agglomerations that divide the European population...Eventually, the bonds linking men to states will be shed.... The tendency toward government, the first passion of the human race, will cede to the free community. The era of empire is over, the era of association begins."

--Ralph Raico. Classical Liberal Roots of the Marxist Doctrine of Classes
Augustin Thierry (1795-1856)

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