Lysander Spooner by Steve J. Shone
American Anarchist

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Lysander Spooner: American Anarchist is the first book-length exposition of the ideas of the American anarchist and abolitionist who lived mostly in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1808 to 1887. Few people today are familiar with Spooner. Nonetheless, there are many interesting strands of original thought to be found in his works that have contemporary significance_for example his reflections on the need for jury nullification or his devastating critique of the social contract. Rediscovering Spooner today is no mere investigation of a bygone nineteenth century thinker, but rather a gateway to a brilliant and original scholar whose counsel should not be ignored.
 

About Steve J. Shone

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Steve J. Shone is assistant professor of political science at Winona State University
 
Published May 25, 2010 by Lexington Books. 138 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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