Date: 6 April, 2015
A revised translation of Molinari’s “Eleventh Soirée” on the private provision of police and defence will be published in an anthology on Panarchy: Political Theories of Non-Territorial States edited by Aviezer Tucker and Gian Piero de Bellis for Routledge (2016). I updated the translation and added many footnotes.
I originally translated it as part of my Honours Thesis on Molinari submitted to Macquarie University, Sydney in 1979. It was subsequently published as “Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition” in three parts in the Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 5, nos. 3 and 4 and Vol. 6, no. 1 (1981-82); and then in Edward Stringham’s anthology Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice (Independent Studies in Political Economy, 2007).
The ToC is:
Introduction Aviezer Tucker
Part I: Classical Foundations
- Panarchy Paul Emile de Puydt
- Panarchy: A forgotten Idea of 1860 Max Nettlau
- On the Production of Security Gustave de Molinari
- The Evenings of the rue Saint-Lazare, Eleventh Evening Gustave de Molinari
- The Cosmopolitan Union
- The Gospel of Panarchy John Zube
- Anarchy, Panarchy and Statism John Zube
- Panarchy – Described by the simple system of Aphthonius John Zube
Part II: Contemporary theory and philosophy
- A Foundation for Panarchy Michael Rozeff
- Why Government Should Be Voluntarily Chosen Michael Rozeff
- The Right to Walk Away Gene Callahan
- The unbundled state: Economic theory of non-territorial unbundling Trent J. MacDonald
- The Best States: Panarchy as an Anti-Utopia Aviezer Tucker
- he Nakamoto Consensus: A Framework for Ending Bad Governance Michael Gibson
- The Great Thought Experiment Max Borders
Part III: Historical Precedents
- Extraterritoriality Shih Shun Liu
- Non-Territorial Governance, Mankind’s Forgotten Legacy Richard C.B. Johnsson
- Choose Your Own Nationality Yves Plasseraud
Part IV: Hybrid Non-territorial and Territorial Models
- Virtual Cantons Roderick T. Long
- A Utopia? Government without Territorial Monopoly Bruno Frey
- Federalism and Non Territorial Minorities Dietmar Kneitschel
Source: Gustave de Molinari, Les Soirées de la Rue Saint-Lazare; entretiens sur les lois économiques et defense de la propriété (Evenings on Saint Lazarus Street: Conversations about Economic Laws and Property) (Paris: Guillaumin, 1849), “Onzième Soirée,” pp. 303-37.
A working draft of Liberty Fund’s translation of Les Soirées de la rue Saint-Lazare (Evenings on Saint Lazarus Street) (1849) can be found here.
An HTML of the original French version is here.