Monday, May 10, 2010

Gauging the educable ...

... Albert Jay Nock: Who Can Be Educated? (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

"He was deeply anti-statist but by no means an anarchist." Actually, in his essay "A Little Conserva-tive," Nock says: "when occasion required that I should label myself with reference to particular social theories or doctrines ... decent respect for accuracy led me to describe myself as an anarchist, an individualist, and a single-taxer." I also suspect that Nock would have regarded those "aristoi" that Jefferson refers to as precisely those most inclined to govern least.

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