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    (Original post by Richard_A_Garner)
    Burke claimed as such later. But that doesn't mean that it was intended as satire when he wrote it. Certainly some anarchists have taken it seriously: It was published in 1756, but a reprint was published one hundred years later in a pamphlet entitled The Inherent Evils of All State Governments Demonstrated in 1858. The editor of this pamphlet included a post script suggesting that Josiah Warren's system on individualist anarchism was the viable alternative to "state governments."

    However, this could just be a note from someone who had fallen for Burke's joke, if it were a satire. However, Rothbard had a more serious argument that it was not satirical. He notes that Burke was not given to writing works of satire later in his life, and that he claimed that the Vindication was published before Burke embarked on his parliamentary career, and his claim that it was a satire was made when he started that career - so he would have had motive to tell people he didn't really mean it, even if her did. Rothbard also notes that the Vindication bears plenty of similarities with serious writings thate Burke did previously, too.

    This point is also made by Burke biographer Isaac Kramnick, in his The Rage of Edmund Burke, who seems to suggest that Burke was "semi-serious," since he was as yet youthful and undecided in his positions. An interesting post, with relevant extracts from Kramnick's book can be found here.
    It was clearly satire considering how it is written in quite a satrical manner and he didn't put his own name as the author but of the man he was imitating and making a mockery of.

    He uses satire to argue that athiesm leads to anarchism and therefore atheism is a bad thing.
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    we r all equal, every one has a heart+brain so we r no different to each other.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Would you support a socialist revolution that attempted to end our free-market economy and implement an economic system which reconciled economic development with a social conscience?
    Similarly, if the new republic were to be founded on the principles of promoting freedom, ending class privelige (including the monarchy), nationalising the country's resources and tackling the excessive power of trans-global companies (many of which exploit workers' human rights), would you support the revolution?
    I'm taking socialist revolution to mean violent overthrow and there really is no justification for anything like that. And it will only end in corruption; governments in power through fear always do.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Would you support a socialist revolution that attempted to end our free-market economy and implement an economic system which reconciled economic development with a social conscience?
    Similarly, if the new republic were to be founded on the principles of promoting freedom, ending class privelige (including the monarchy), nationalising the country's resources and tackling the excessive power of trans-global companies (many of which exploit workers' human rights), would you support the revolution?
    no, free market promotes efficiency, only certain things should be public. As for class, inequality is a fact of life, its just a question of who. rogue business are dealt with by law arn't they? and prosecuted?
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    No. Inequality creates entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs create wealth. Socialism kills inequality.
 
 
 
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