The Liberty Debate on Participation in Politics
By Wendy McElroy
This article appeared in the Winter 1999/00 issue of The Independent Review.
Should political activists work within corrupt institutions in order to reform them, or should they try to affect social change only by working outside the system? Nineteenth century individualist Benjamin Tucker advocated the latter strategy, insisting that social harmony could not be achieved by cooperating with coercers.
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|Other Independent Review articles by Wendy McElroy|
|Winter 2011/12||The Freedom to Cross a Border|
|Winter 1997/98||Benjamin Tucker, Liberty, and Individualist Anarchism|