Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's Out: "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person"

By Robert Wenzel

My new book, "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person" is out.

In the book, I consider ideas on how a civilized anarchist society is currently justified and how it is believed such a society could develop. I reject much of the current thinking on the topic.

I reject natural rights theory and also utilitarianism. I use as a guide Hayek's observation that subjectivism is at the root of every important advance in economic theory and apply this type of extreme subjectivism in an attempt to understand how a private property society could develop.

I consider how culture would work in a PPS and how rules and laws could be developed without an overriding ruling body or legal theme that everyone must abide by.

I consider punishment in a PPS and reject the necessity and possibility of general rule guided proportional punishment.

I also consider how police-type security and "national" defense might develop in a PPS in a manner that is different from the insurance model advanced by Morris and Linda Tannahill and adopted by many libertarians.

I also reject the labor mixed with land rule of homesteading promoted by many libertarians.

In short, there is a lot here that is very different from current libertarian thinking about anarchy.

There are two editions of the book that are available.

There is a special hardcover limited edition of 500 copies.

There are available at the present time 100 copies of this limited edition for $60.00 each. I will sign these copies and number them 1/100, 2/100 etc. and I will personally inscribe the copies to buyers, just right in the instructions how you want your copy(ies) inscribed.

To order a copy of the limited edition, click here.

Also, a standard paperback edition is available for $17.55.

It available to order from local booksellers and also from Amazon.

To order from Amazon click here.

Barnes & Noble has copies in stock here.

The book is also available from Lulu.

And there are still copies of the hardcover limited edition available.


  1. How many pages? Do you plan to do Kindle version soon? Thank you! Eric

    1. Short read. Roughly 4 times the size of the Communist Manifesto, which was roughly 27 pages.

      It's an easy read also. There will never be the need for a "Wenzel Made Easier." But every page is pretty radical--even for libertarian circles.

      No immediate plans for an ebook.

  2. I'm sure all those 'duh-versities' libertardians love so much will ordering thousands of copies.

    1. Those of us who can read and write English will, of course.

      "will ordering"? Hmm.

  3. Ordered! Thank you, Robert- I have been looking forward to this day!

  4. I know I will be ordering one, Lab Manager. And will probably buy more to give away, like I’ve done with Paul, Rothbard, Mises and Rockwell books, among others.
    Some of us like Peace and Markets. We want to expand our minds beyond the Uncle Sam lovin “Muh ‘Merica” statist that comment here on Target Liberty more and more.

    1. Hand them out to the illegals at the border that will be voting for higher taxes and more welfare spending. They're natural libertarians .

  5. "Temporarily out of stock" at Amazon.