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Second edition The Devil’s Anarchy out soon

While we can enjoy a fair amount of pirate libertarianism behind the gory violence and bare-breasted women of the new television series Black Sails, for those with a wish for the real thing Autonomedia will bring out in March a reprint of The Devil’s Anarchy. I have written a new introduction and corrected a few errors, but the text is unchanged.



‘In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labour. In this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst is only a sour look or two at choking? No, a merry life and a short one shall be my motto.