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Murray Rothbard was known as the state's greatest living enemy, and this is his most succinct and powerful statement on the topic, an "Exhibit A" in how he came to wear that designation proudly. He explains what a state is and what it is not, according to his own ideological vision. His shows how it is one institution that purports to hold the right to violate all that we otherwise hold as honest and moral, and how it operates under a false cover now and always. He shows how the state wrecks freedom, destroys civilization, and threatens all lives and property and social well being.

The essay is seminal in another respect. Here Rothbard had bound together the cause of private-property capitalism with anarchist politics – and he was truly the first thinker in the history of the world to fully forge the perspective that later came to be known as anarcho-capitalism. He took all that he had learned from the Misesian tradition and the liberal tradition and the anarchist tradition to put together what is really a new and highly systematic way of thinking about the entire subject of political economy and social thought.

Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Murray Rothbard was known as the state's greatest living enemy, and this is his most succinct and powerful statement on the topic, an "Exhibit A" in how he came to wear that designation proudly. He explains what a state is and what it is not, according to his own ideological vision. His shows how it is one institution that purports to hold the right to violate all that we otherwise hold as honest and moral, and how it operates under a false cover now and always. He shows how the state wrecks freedom, destroys civilization, and threatens all lives and property and social well being.

The essay is seminal in another respect. Here Rothbard had bound together the cause of private-property capitalism with anarchist politics – and he was truly the first thinker in the history of the world to fully forge the perspective that later came to be known as anarcho-capitalism. He took all that he had learned from the Misesian tradition and the liberal tradition and the anarchist tradition to put together what is really a new and highly systematic way of thinking about the entire subject of political economy and social thought.

Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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22 Ratings

DJRothbard ,

Very enlightening!

I stumbled across this on my own and can't believe I had not heard about this before. A lot of information and ideas in a short piece.

JoshJ1987 ,

AustrianJ

This explains why Krugman is the way he is. Murray Rothbard crushes the government, a.k.a. business as usual.

This is a must download.

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