On the February 4th edition of Thinkwing Radio (listen here), caller Nick disputed my contention that Libertarianism is just a different flavor of Anarchism.
I have previously posted on my feelings on this subject here.
In defense of his position, he emailed me these references and introductions:
“Kropotkin’s Encyclopedia entry on anarchism is a pretty good explanation of traditional anarchism: “Anarchism”, from The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910.Peter Kropotkin. Understand “neo-liberalism” to mean the dominant economic structure of the planet, characterized by “free trade” agreements, the IMF, the WTO, austerity programs, privatization, and corporate looting of resources.
“Modern anarchism is very much informed by Zapatismo and organized against neo-liberalism. The Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle is a clear document on this topic.”
The articles he references are long, and I will admit I have not read them thoroughly, but nothing I have scanned has changed my mind. I am respectfully responding to Nick thusly: