I've read some articles by Cohen. Even if one doesn't agree with him, he is a good writer and a clear thinker. Regarding the book Danny mentioned, one should read it but also look up Eric Mack's detailed response to it, as well as (and I shudder to say this) Palmer's.
Brainpolice:Well I don't consider myself "right-wing" at all. If anything, I'm a cultural "leftist" and I associate "the right" with economic fascism or corporatism rather then property rights and free markets. And so long as such communists are actually voluntarists, I have no objection in principle, only one of personal preferance.
Nathyn:Yes, you appear to support the ridiculous "Reagan" spectrum of "pro-freedom" and "anti-freedom."
Nathyn:So, is the ideology of Anarcho-Capitalism a left-wing or a right-wing phenomenon?
Nathyn:Now, even if we go by the Libertarian model of two-axis:
I'm just going to o ahead and post here the note I wrote to myself on Facebook on December 7th.
(Note: if you're not Nathyn, you need not bother read the rest of this post.)
Nathyn:Now, if we judge ideologies based upon their intentions as you propose,
Nathyn:You simply cannot judge ideologies based upon models which are skewed by your own ideology
Nathyn:Brainpolice, culture is very, very dynamic. Consider the role that race and religion plays in politics. Humanity is not divided into two collectives: One against freedom, the other for it
Nathyn:You reject the very possibility of considering the notion that any Socialist has any regard for any kind of freedom.