Against the Volunteer Military

The Libertarian Forum, Vol. 1, 1969

4 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 7, 2011

Abstract

This open letter is addressed to the libertarians attending the YAF national convention in St. Louis this Labor Day weekend. Notice I said the libertarians in YAF; I have nothing to say to the so-called "traditionalists" (a misnomer, by the way, for we libertarians have our traditions too, and they are glorious ones. It all depends on which traditions: the libertarian ones of Paine and Price, of Cobden and Thoreau, or the authoritarian ones of Torquemada and Burke and Metternich.) Let us leave the authoritarians to their Edmund Burkes and their Crowns of St. Something-or-other. We have more serious matters to discuss.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Against the Volunteer Military (July 7, 2011). The Libertarian Forum, Vol. 1, 1969. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881115

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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