Beginner's Guide to Peace - Table of Contents
“Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
Peace and the Path to True Progress
This guide is provided as a gift to all those who value both Peace and Liberty.
Beginning on familiar territory, it maps a short but progressively challenging journey through the world of libertarian thought. For those who are new to the Non-Aggression Principle, the later stages of the journey may feel particularly demanding, packed with ideas and experiences that can seem foreign or even bizarre. For others this tour will feel like a leisurely outing to familiar and friendly places. It is hoped that both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer will recommend this journey to others as an insightful and ultimately enjoyable trip.
Listed below are some of the key topics, discoveries and landmarks to be explored while living free on a path of peace:
• Knowing when to stop and change direction.
• An introduction to the NAP and how it can guide one's travels.
• The logical foundations of the NAP.
• Viewing the beauty of human cooperation, the respect for personal property, and the harmonious order they provide.
• Discovering new wealth through human ingenuity.
• The importance of boundaries and the benefits of negotiation.
• The destructive force of the State.
• Rights and lefts.
• Avoiding wrong turns.
• Property under attack.
• Nonviolent resistance.
• The joy of good company.
• Constructive anarchy.
• The deceptive nature of government.
• The equality mirage.
• The democracy delusion.
• The wages of confusion.
• The utility of cultural maps.
• The corruptive nature of power.
• How to avoid being led astray.
• Identifying obstacles and impasses.
• Defense against hijackers.
• Knowing when to abandon the road.
• The drive towards sanity.