Liberty the Mother Not the Daughter of Order


 LEFT SIDE:  Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Stephen Pearl Andrews, Lysander Spooner, Henry David Thoreau, Henry George, Benjamin Tucker, Voltairine de Cleyre, Peter Kropotkin, Emma Goldman, Franz Oppenheimer


I.1 (Autumn 2012): online

I.2 (Winter 2013): online

I.3 (Spring 2013): online

I.2 (Summer 2013): online

II.1 (Autumn 2016): published


Since October 2012, the Molinari Institute has been publishing a magazine (quarterly for now; possibly later bimonthly) titled The Industrial Radical, and devoted to radical libertarian political and social analysis in the tradition of Benjamin Tucker’s 1881-1908 Liberty, Emma Goldman’s 1906-1917 Mother Earth, and Murray Rothbard’s 1965-1968 Left & Right.

Topics to be explored in future issues include: radical libertarian alternatives to statism, militarism, and intellectual property; the social and cultural requirements of a free and flourishing society; the structure of work, family, and property relationships in such a society; strategies for getting from here to there; and the possibility of “gains from trade” between the left/socialist and right/capitalist traditions within libertarianism.

The title “Industrial Radical” honors the libertarian and individualist anarchist thinkers and activists of the 19th century, who were “industrial” in the sense of championing what they called the industrial mode of social organization, based on voluntary cooperation and mutual benefit, over the militant mode, based on hierarchy, regimentation, and violence; and who were “radical” in the sense of recognizing that social problems are embedded in sustaining networks of institutions and practices, and so can be addressed only via thoroughgoing social change. Their approach informs our vision.

We hereby solicit submissions (of any length, from a bloggish paragraph to a sprawling multipart essay). Articles published will also be made available online. Previously published submissions are welcome so long as they may be reprinted consistently with our copyright policy. (Artwork also welcome! Likewise letters!)

Possible topics include:
Intellectual Property
[Arguments for or against; the problem of providing financial rewards/incentives for authors/inventors in the absence of IP; etc.]

Terrorism and Military Defense
[Either analysis of existing policies or exploration of effective libertarian alternatives.]

Socialism/Capitalism, Work, and Class
[Libertarianism and the labor movement; rich and poor; the nature of the firm; the role of unions and labor laws; capitalist firms vs. workers’ cooperatives; welfare and economic justice; etc.]

Libertarianism and Feminism
[See, e.g., the issues raised by this piece.]

Land Policy
[Rothbardians vs. mutualists vs. Georgists, how to deal with past unjust appropriation; etc.]

Crime and Punishment
[Should a libertarian legal system focus on restitution? retribution? rehabilitation? deterrence? For punishment-averse libertarians, how should violent criminals who pose an ongoing threat be handled?]

Getting There From Here
[Strategies for achieving a libertarian society: arguments for and against political participation; building alternative institutions; etc.]

Libertarianism and Race

Film and Literature

Free Cities Projects: Pros and Cons

Children’s Rights and the Family

Libertarianism and Law

Rectifying Past Injustice

Open Source Software and the Open Society

After the Liberation: Preventing the Return of Leviathan

Philosophical Foundations

Nonhuman Animal Rights

Pacifism, Nonviolence, and Violence

Libertarian History

Libertarianism and the Environment

Libertarian Humor
The Industrial Radical does not impose a party line; we welcome discussion and vigorous debate from all quarters, and in particular from other anarchists and radical libertarians from the left and from the right.

Copyright policy: Submission of work for publication in The Industrial Radical constitutes agreement to make such work available under the terms of copyleft as described on our copyleft page.

Fees paid to contributors (for previously unpublished pieces): $10 for articles one page or shorter, $20 for articles longer than a page.

Send submissions to

 RIGHT SIDE: Frederic Bastiat, Herbert Spencer, Gustave de Molinari, Albert Jay Nock, Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, Robert Lefevre, Murray Rothbard