A Libertarian Theory of Blackmail
16 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 13, 2011
This article will attempt to analyze the law prohibiting blackmail from a libertarian perspective. Libertarianism is a political philosophy; as such, it is a theory of the just use of violence. From this viewpoint, the just use of violence is essentially defensive: one may employ force only to repel an invasion; only to protect one’s person or property from external threat, and for no other reason.
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