The Essence of Anarchy
In this book Richard Cox attempts to distil the very essence of what anarchy is, boiling it down to questions of consent or coercion. He contends that whereas consensual, cooperative relationships facilitate human flourishing, coercive ones are a tree that can only produce bad fruit. The presence of the giant coercive institutions, we think of as governments, gives rise to havoc around the world.
This message is ultimately a hopeful one, as all that is required to throw off the shackles of sickness, poverty and crime, is to consistently embrace the simple morality known to any child.