Libertarianism, Anarcho-Capitalism, and the Chess-Obsessed.

In general, Libertarians and Anarcho-Capitalists [sic][i] are like people who got reasonably competent at playing chess, go to chess meetups to talk about how smart they are because they know the names of all the chess-pieces, apply chess-terminology to every aspect of life, claim that chess isn’t a game, but

is, instead, the one-and-only natural way of being, and respond to any suggestion that, hey, we could do something other than play chess with “There’s nothing in the rules of chess about doing something other than playing chess, you moron!”


[i] A.D. Chapman, “A Quick Explanation of Why Anarcho-Capitalism is Not a Real Thing,” Against Professional Philosophy (21 September 2018), available online at URL = <>.

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