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Inside PorcFest, the country's largest libertarian and anarchist gathering
For the past week, hundreds of libertarians, anarchists, and otherwise fans of little-to-no government have been camped out in rural New Hampshire, celebrating freedom and strategizing about social change. The gathering, known as the Porcupine Freedom Festival—PorcFest for short—is sponsored by the Free State Project (the organization trying to provoke a mass movement of libertarians to the "Live Free or Die" state) and attracts guests from around the country, along with a handful of liberty lovers from overseas. As the Associated Press explains, "guns are indeed allowed freely at PorcFest" and "marijuana is freely smoked too." The event "offers a glimpse into the kind of libertarian paradise Free State Project leaders hope to one day create statewide."
What would such a paradise look like? Let me show you! Here are a few dozen photos that capture the come-as-you-are, big tent, backwoods, fun-loving, freedom-worshiping aesthetic that is PorcFest.