The Radical Libertarian


The Man Who Lost Weight

Science Fiction Story



The book


 jungle scene

Opinion column and whatnot from an anarchist

(anti-government, radical libertarian) point of view.

If you can't say anything constructive about government,

You've come to the right place.

If I recommended one essay it would be

Remarks on the Stoics


The Fugitive



Political essays

Bizarre essays

This and that




Jury Duty September 3, 2016

Tweets (2014–2015) July 9, 2015

Tweets (March 2012–March 2014) March 28, 2014

Free Will August 15, 2010

Down by the River Side July 15, 2010

Spite November 15, 2009

A Dear Teacher May 3, 2009

Black and White Sunrise February 3 2009

Hecuba April 22, 2008

Don't Be Disagreeable May 28, 2007 How can you be nice?

The Trailer Park May 1, 2007 Time for the president to move?

Rotting Corpses April 18, 2007 The argument begins

K-Fed Janury 30, 2007 Wouldn't it be nice?

Ethics? Janury 6, 2007 Arguments against the existence of objective eithics

The Anniversary of September 11, 2001 September 18, 2006 With comments by Taylor Conant (

Remarks on the Evacuation of Houston September 27, 2005

The Sphincter Theory of Government: December 17, 2004 The Deparment of Silly Walks

Gay Marriage: July 6, 2004 A look at the Constitution.

The Fugitive: January 17, 2002 What are you running from?

Incorporated: April 10, 2001 Questions about corporations.

Abortion and Science: January 14, 2001 Do you know who I am?

Gore on King: September 29, 2000 There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

Why Are We Here?: September 4, 2000 I've already explained the meaning of life. I might as well answer another easy one.

Bush's New Prosperity Initiative: April 30, 2000 George W. Bush has issues.

Political Truth: February 11, 2000 The government gives us super truth.

Anarchists vs. Anarchists: December 2, 1999 Anyone can call himself an anarchist, even me.

Timothy McVeigh for Independent Counsel: September 4, 1999 How else are we going to find out what happened at Waco?

Working Within the System: August 31, 1999 Federal judge ends Cleveland's voucher plan.

Internet Addiction: August 14, 1999 Are you "at risk" or is this just another attack on free speech?

Two Problems: August 12, 1999 I sometimes have trouble accepting little things.

Dr. Laura's Mirror: May 4, 1999 A libertarian look at America's self appoint nagger.

Fighting Back: April 21, 1999 Fighting against the American war machine. What's a dictator to do?

Praying for the Balkans: April 9, 1999 What are we supposed to pray for?

If Clinton Were a Republican... February 3, 1999 [He'd probably be registering as a sex offender in Arkansas] Actually, this column is about how television news is saving the Clinton presidency.

The Polls: January 20, 1998 Some suggestions to make polling more accurate plus some cranky remarks about the American people.

Five Reasons Why I Won't Vote: January 7, 1999 Pick one if you need it.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: December 23, 1998 Peace for Iraq?

Celebrating Impeachment: December 20, 1998 Why all the long faces?

Replies to Bryce Muir: October 4, 1998 Two letters to and fromBryce Muir: On libertarianism, anarchy, and environmental rights.

Clinton and Currie: September 15, 1998 A cautionary tale about a more intimate relationship than Clinton-Lewinsky. Excerpts from the Starr report and comments.

Wagging the World: August 22, 1998 Clinton "acts presidential."

Clinton's Mea Culpa Speech Parsed: August 20, 1998 "Eh eh, eh eh, testify, Beavis, he said testify." A strategic retreat in Clinton's seven months war against the truth.

The Fourth of July on CSPAN: July 4, 1998 Sebastian Mallaby attacks America's "civil religion."

Cop to Call Girl: July 2, 1998Pat Hartman's entertaining review of the book. Couldn't you tell us more about the man with the Julia Child fixation?

Day Without Sense: June 24, 1998 The Aids "Day Without Art" as seen byPat Hartman.

Crusader Rabbit: June 9, 1998 A compaint about causes.

The Radical Libertarian's Answer to School Violence: May 25, 1998 It's time for action.

India's Nuclear Tests: May 14, 1998 A-bombs: Enough is enough or keep'em coming?

The Sexual Revolution: Some Guesses: May 3, 1998 Reactionary ranting but am I right?

Living by the Bible: April 23, 1998 Letter by Tom Palven.

So you thought you understood evolution? April 14, 1998 Uninhibited Clinton bashing by Cowgirl Devoted to Krishna.

Did Slavery Build America?: April 2, 1998 Also, an apology.

Howard Stern: Court Jester: March 24, 1998 Bad boy of radio is Clinton's good boy.

Two Letters: March 21, 1998 A letter to David Brock and one on the Clinton scandals.

Gerald Rivera: Defender of the President: March 12, 1998 He once said "boo" to a Kennedy.

Cigarette Tax Part II: March 5, 1998 Intellectual honesty.

Cigarette Tax Part I: March 3, 1998 Taxing other people.

Jack Kemp and the National Debt: February 24, 1998 Supply-side anarchy?

What the Hell Is a Dialectic? February 20, 1998 The debate over Iraq.

Comments on Town Hall Meeting about Iraq: February 19, 1998 Letter byCowgirl Devoted to Krishna.

Reply to Rod Island: February 13, 1998 Why be so paranoid?

White House Apocalypse: February 6, 1998 What's the difference between Bill Clinton and David Koresh?

Political essays

Growing Orchids on the Moon: Is the air too clean?

Definitions: Take a look if you're not a libertarian. They aren't very technical.

In Praise of Slavery: The pro-slavery writings of Fitzhugh are primarily anti-free market writings.

Itopia: In which I take the "you" out of utopia and substitute the more correct "I."

Biarchy: If you like government, two governments ought to be better than one.

How Many Lighthouses Is Enough? Econ 101 revisited (with an attitude).

The Lost Amendment: Why not a voucher system for police protection?

All Things Are Nothing to Me:Max Stirner'sPreface to The Ego and His Own

Bizarre essays

The First Paradox: A handsomely illustrated essay that presents a problem with the idea that there is nothing in the universe but matter and energy.

Spooks, Spocks, and Hillary Clinton: Max Stirner and the existence of selfishness.

What Is the Meaning of Life? Save yourself tens of thousands of dollars and years of searching.

Alien Asylum: Against philosophy. "'What is truth?' said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer."

When Does A equal not-A? Follows Alien Asylum. Who am I?

Hearing Voices: Whose voice do I hear in my head?

The Baby Killers: Morality: What is it?

Success: Sometimes I feel like a failure.

The Family and Libertarianism: Pat Hartman'sFamily Values: Yours, Mine, or Whose?And my The Sexual Revolution: Some Guesses

Random E-Mail remarks

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Taylor Conant’s Website

The Jungle Is Everywhere

Degrees of Freedom

This and that

Small Measures: Shorter material.

Recipes: Things I don't remember how to cook.

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