the dandelion issue #5
The major focus of this issue revolves around H. L. Mencken’s irreverent opinion on Public Education which appeared in The American Mercury. The issue also includes a regular feature, “Page one, etc.”, which is devoted to short items on various topics. Another in a series of “Objections to Anarchism” offers answers to frequently raised doubts that anarchism offers realistic ideas for dealing with critical social and political issues. This is followed by letters to the editor and then a piece by Jim Joyner titled “There Is No Political Twilight Zone” which notes that government always guarantees there will be violence and that libertarians ought to recognize this reality. Then comes an article by Merritt Clifton “Ink and Anarchism” which discusses the role of education and the importance of working outside formal institutions in reaching for a libertarian world.