Libertarian Papers 9:213-232 (2017)

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Robert Patrick Murphy
University of Groningen
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Joseph Newhard (2017) argues that a libertarian anarchist society would be at a serious military disadvantage if it extended the nonaggression principle to include potential foreign invaders. He goes so far as to recommend cultivating the ability to launch a nuclear attack on foreign cities. In contrast, I argue that the free society would derive its strength from a total commitment to property rights and the protection of innocent life. Both theory and history suggest that a free society would be capable of defending itself, and indeed that it would probably use other means to avoid military conflict altogether.
Keywords private defense  national defense  nonaggression principle  minimum deterrence  nonviolence
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