Review: The Libertarianism of Firefly
The short-lived 2002 space western Firefly endeared itself to a certain type of libertarian in the first episode, when a smuggler-captain with a galley full of too-inquisitive passengers harrumphs: “That’s what governments are for—get in a man’s way.”
Libertarian fans took solace not only in the show’s leave-me-alone anti-government attitudes, but also in the way it found its audience through then-novel distribution methods despite a botched rollout and midseason cancellation by Fox network execs who misunderstood its appeal and doubted its reach.
Two decades later, director and writer Joss Whedon’s premise for the show—what if our interplanetary fu
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