Mutual Exchange Radio: Gary Chartier on Liberal Anarchism

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new project from the Center for a Stateless Society: Mutual Exchange Radio. This new podcast on anarchist thought, hosted by Zachary Woodman, brings together a wide variety of guests, from academics, to on-the-ground activists, to Center scholars, to entrepreneurs to discuss the latest developments in the philosophy and practice of market anarchism.

Our inaugural guest for this show is Gary Chartier, a distinguished professor of law and business ethics at La Sierra University, a leading anarchist philosopher, and a Center Senior Fellow. He’s the author of such books as Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics in a Stateless Society, The Consciousness of an Anarchist, and Radicalizing Rawls: Global Justice and the Foundations of International Law.

In this conversation we cover a broad range of issues from the evolution of the liberal tradition, to the relationship between liberalism and anarchism, to the limits of ethical theory for politics. We discuss how to handle deep religious and moral disagreements in a stateless society, and the relationship between state and corporate power. This is a conversation about what liberalism, the philosophical tradition rather than the existing centrist political movement, could be as a potentially liberating force in politics that it perhaps might not yet be in practice. But this is not just a conversation about liberalism—it’s a conversation about how moral and cultural discourse and practice proceeds in the absence of the state.

You can listen to the first episode of Mutual Exchange Radio here or below:

Stay tuned for next month’s episode with C4SS scholar and the author of Studies in Mutualist Political Economy and The Desktop Regulatory State, Kevin Carson. We’ll be releasing that episode on the last Tuesday of this month — Tuesday, February 26th — In the meantime, if you liked this episode, head over to the C4SS Patreon account and consider supporting this project. From there, you can support this podcast and other C4SS projects by making a monthly pledge of $5 or more.

Any new donors who pledge more than $10 per month before Feb. 15th, 2019 will get a shout out in the credits of Episode 3 — and those who pledge $20 or more will gain access to additional content from our guests and scholars. Thank you in advance for your support, and look out for a new episode every month with guests from across the anarchist community.

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