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  1. Wendy McElroy, 12. “Contra Copyright, Again”.
    This revised version of the author’s 1985 article “Contra Copyright” includes a new, introductory section explaining the background of the author’s path to copyright abolitionism. The main article surveys various libertarian debates on this issue, including the anti-intellectual property (IP) views of Benjamin Tucker and the pro-IP views of Lysander Spooner. [...].
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  2. Wendy McElroy, Journal of Libertarian Studies.
    The image of a bomb-throwing anarchist is a cultural caric ature but, as with many caricatures, there is some truth behind it. Certain forms of anarchism—specifically, the strain of nineteenthcentury communist anarchism that arose in Russia and Germany— did embrace violence as a political strategy. Other forms of anarchism, however—such as Leo Tolstoi’s Christian anarchism and the indigenously American strain of individualist anarchism—consistently repudiated the use of violence for political ends.1 Indeed, one of the charges brought against early individualist anarchism (...)
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  3. Wendy Mcelroy, The Liberty Debate on Participation in Politics.
    anarchist periodical Liberty (Boston 1881–92, New York 1892–1908) over the propriety of electoral politics, it is necessary to understand the prevailing view of the State expressed by that nineteenth-century tradition.1 The most fundamental and integrating theme of that tradition was the primacy of individuals, which implied an extreme respect for their sovereignty. Accordingly, individualist-anarchists wished to eliminate all but defensive force from human interaction. Tucker proposed what he called “a society by contract” to replace the society by force he saw (...)
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  4. Wendy McElroy (2000). The Schism Between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century. Journal of Libertarian Studies 15 (1; SEAS AUT):97-123.
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  5. Wendy McElroy (1981). The Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late Nineteenth-Century America. Journal of Libertarian Studies 5 (3).
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