Liberty, Not the Daughter But the Mother of Order, was an individualist anarchist periodical edited and published by Benjamin Tucker from 1881 to 1908.

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Please distinguish between what is written in the Liberty and our own beliefs. We believe in nonaggression and voluntary society. If some articles in Liberty encourage aggression or deny liberty, they are in contradiction with our beliefs. It includes the views against free trade and against the subjective theory of value. We’re not against collectivism or the labor theory of value as long as they are voluntary and do not rely on aggression against man, his liberty, and property.

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Benjamin Tucker sold one copy for 2 cents in 1881, which was due to inflation 47 cents in 2012.