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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world's attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, he looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.

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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world's attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, he looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.

    Preface to Omnipotent Government

    Preface to Omnipotent Government

    Preface to Mises's 1944 book Omnipotent Government.

    Introduction to Omnipotent Government

    Introduction to Omnipotent Government

    Introduction to Mises's 1944 book Omnipotent Government.

    I. German Liberalism

    I. German Liberalism

    From Part 1, "The Collapse of German Liberalism".

    II. The Triumph of Militarism

    II. The Triumph of Militarism

    From Part 1, "The Collapse of German Liberalism".

    III. Etatism

    III. Etatism

    From Part 2, "Nationalism".

    IV. Etatism and Nationalism

    IV. Etatism and Nationalism

    From Part 2, "Nationalism".

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