Foundations

Marginalia:
Environmentalism as Romantic Reaction
Concerning a human alternative to politicized ecology

Blame Jean-Jacques Rousseau for ‘Deep Ecology,’ which equates humans with mosquitoes and ultimately calls for mass suicide.

Book review:
Just Not State!
Self-Ownership, Ethics, and the Constitution of the Private Law Society

The author, Peter J. Preusse, attempts to expand the Austrian theory of economics and ethics by adding the element of equality among humans.

Marginalia:
A Marxist Analysis of Marxism?
On sham and genuine class struggles

Marx got some things right - but those ideas were not his.

The Individual, Society, and the State:
Is ‘Society’ a Mere Phantom?
The whole is more than the sum of its parts

The crucial point is whether the society is voluntary or not.

Two illusory libertarian strategies:
Use the State to Abolish the State?
Parallels to Marxist tactics

Whoever assumes state power will not remove it but become part of it.

Pinker versus Anarchy:
Are Tyrants the Lesser Evil?
The state doesn't reduce violence, it increases it

Canadian psychologist Steven Pinker claims that even the worst state is better than no state at all. Stefan Blankertz says he is dead wrong, and explains why.

Civic anarchism:
The Constitutional State As a Trap
Until the victim falls in, it remains inconspicuous and friendly

A constitution is a great idea, until you realize who makes the laws.

Civic anarchism:
I Believe in the State
On politics and religion

The state wants more than faith. It wants obedience.

Marginalia:
Democracy and Prosperity
On a disastrous confusion of cause and effect

A confusion that can even lead to civil war.

Statecraft and creativity:
Limited Spaces Call for Limitless Thoughts
Living in a small state is no longer a disadvantage

The smaller a state and its authority are, the more insignificant and ineffectual are the points where uncontrollable and thus ungovernable disruptive forces can act.