Thoughts on Violence

Written by Clayton for The Voluntaryist Reader.

Violence is related to voluntaryism in that we can roughly define choices influenced by threats of violence as non-voluntary. Violence is not a uniquely human experience. In fact, human social interactions are remarkably non-violent by comparison to the rest of the natural world. Violence between biological organisms manifests in every conceivable manner but always has a singular aim: control and use of physical resources for the benefit of the organism and its offspring or other kin.
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