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Vices Are Not Crimes

Vices Are Not Crimes by Lysander Spooner

In "Vices Are Not Crimes," Lysander Spooner presents a compelling argument against the government's role in regulating personal vices. He challenges the notion that vices such as gambling, drug use, or prostitution should be treated as crimes, arguing that individuals have the right to make their own choices regarding these activities.

Spooner's writing is clear and persuasive, drawing on principles of individual liberty and personal autonomy to make his case. He delves into the history of vice legislation and exposes the flaws in the government's approach to policing morality. He also offers practical solutions for addressing these issues without resorting to criminalization.

Overall, "Vices Are Not Crimes" is a thought-provoking and timely read that raises important questions about the limits of governmental power and the rights of individuals. Spooner's arguments are well-reasoned and challenging, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in issues of personal freedom and social justice.

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Lysander Spooner was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labour movement, and legal theorist of the nineteenth century. Here he gives his views on the role of Governments in the private lives of their citizens

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