Roderick Long : biography
Roderick Tracy Long (born February 4, 1964) is a professor of philosophy at Auburn University and libertarian blogger. He also serves as a senior scholar for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, an editor of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, director and president of the Molinari Institute, and an advisory panel member for the Center for a Stateless Society.
According to Long, he specializes in "Greek philosophy; moral psychology; ethics; philosophy of social science; and political philosophy (with an emphasis on libertarian/anarchist theory)." accessed at May 4, 2013 Long supports what he calls "libertarian anarchy", but avoids describing this as "capitalism", a term he believes has inconsistent and confusing meanings.
He is an advocate of “build[ing] worker solidarity. On the one hand, this means formal organisation, including unionization—but I’m not talking about the prevailing model of ‘business unions' ... but real unions, the old-fashioned kind, committed to the working class and not just union members, and interested in worker autonomy, not government patronage.”Richman, Sheldon, , The American Conservative (February 3, 2011)
Long identifies as a peace activist and points out that a "consistent peace activist must be an anarchist."Long, Roderick T. [https://peacemovement.wordpress.com/ "An Open Letter to the Peace Movement"] March 7, 2003. He describes market anarchism as "a peaceful, consensual alternative" to society with a state.
Long has identified himself as a bleeding-heart libertarian and is a regular contributor to the Bleeding Heart Libertarians weblog.
Education and career
Long received a B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has edited the book Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?. His work has been debated by Robert BidinottoLong, Roderick. "" Strike-The-Root.com. January 6, 2004. and cited by Gene Callahan.Callahan, Gene. "" Independent Review. Independent Institute. Fall 2005. Long served as the editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and was a member of the Liberty and Power group blog.
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