New at Reason: Ursula Le Guin and the Libertarians

The science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin died this week at age 88. Her psychologically complex characters and gorgeous depictions of social and political dynamics influenced many writers, from Salman Rushdie to Margaret Atwood. But libertarians have a particular reason to be interested in her work: her 1974 novel about a stateless society, The Dispossessed. Victoria Varga explains what made the book great—and why some libertarians nonetheless had trouble accepting it.

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