Nock, though sometimes referring himself as an anarchist, wasn’t in practice. He was, rather, a radical decentralist. “Our Enemy the State,” a great book, distinguished between “state” and “government,” the latter being one that acted in a negative manner, whereas the former came through conquest and confiscation.
Here’s an article on Nock and his book, “Our Enemy the State”: http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/revisiting-libertaria...
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke
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