1)Emma Goldman says we are enslaved by religion, property, and government. How can anarchism be seen as “the full realization of democracy,” as Bronner puts it?
2)Emerson said “All government in essence is tyranny.” Are governments inherently
coercive? Is a free society possible under the rule of a modern, liberal state?
3)Wolff says we have failed “to discover a form of political association which could
combine moral autonomy with legitimate authority.” (p. 131). Is the state a “necessary evil?”
4)OK, death is unavoidable. Can taxes, that other certainty in life, be avoided through “the collective will of a society of rational men of good will”? (p. 135)
5) The sociologist Max Weber said that governments hold a legitimate monopoly on the legitimate use of violence. Is it the threat of violence (or economic sanction) that holds us in line? Discuss
All answers need to come from “twentieth century political theory” book by Eric Bronner.