Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (/ˈtʌkər/; April 17, 1854 – June 22, 1939) was an American anarchist and libertarian socialist.[1] A 19th-century proponent of individualist anarchism which he called "unterrified Jeffersonianism",[2] Tucker was the editor and publisher of the American individualist anarchist periodical Liberty (1881–1908) as well as a member of the socialist First International.[1]

Benjamin Tucker
BornBenjamin Ricketson Tucker
(1854-04-17)April 17, 1854
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
DiedJune 22, 1939(1939-06-22) (aged 85)
Monaco
OccupationEditor, publisher, writer
NationalityAmerican
GenreNonfiction
SubjectPolitical philosophy
Signature

Philosophy career
Era19th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnarchism
Individualist anarchism
Libertarian socialism
Mutualism
Socialism
Main interests
Political economy

Tucker harshly opposed state socialism and was a supporter of libertarian socialism which he termed anarchist or anarchistic socialism[3] as well as a follower of mutualism. He connected the classical economics of Adam Smith and the Ricardian socialists as well as that of Josiah Warren, Karl Marx and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon to socialism.[1] Later in his life, Tucker converted to Max Stirner's egoism.[4]