Stand Alone | The Right to Ignore the State | SA1033

1845-1945, Stand Alone / Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

13th issue of the egoist journal “Stand Alone“.
The Right to Ignore the State by Herbert Spencer
16 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Saddle-stitched

Underworld Amusements

A new 16 page typesetting of Benjamin Tucker’s booklet published in 1907, the same year as his edition of The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner.

It is only fair to the memory of Mr. Herbert Spencer that we should warn the reader of the following chapter from the original edition of Mr. Spencer’s Social Statics, written in 1850, that it was omitted by the author from the revised edition, published in 1892. We may legitimately infer that this omission indicates a change of view. But to repudiate is not to answer, and Mr. Spencer never answered his arguments for the right to ignore the State. It is the belief of the Anarchists that these arguments are unanswerable. -Benjamin R. Tucker