Gary Chartier's new book Anarchy and Legal Order is a rigorous, well-argued academic treatment giving a comprehensive, scholarly defense of the idea that the state is not only unnecessary for a just social order but actively interferes with its development. Chartier is unabashedly a left-libertarian, arguing that his conception of a stateless society is distinctly leftist and anti-capitalist. Writing in Reason's April issue, Aeon J. Skoble reviews Chartier's case for understanding anarchism as a form of socialism.
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