Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) was an attorney who, from experience, learned that the entire state apparatus of courts, trials, and prisons was the worst single feature of the state. For this reason, he became a radical, and he wrote Resist Not Evil as his manifesto.
Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History