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01/11/Hans-Hermann Hoppe Democracy-The God that Failed is a brilliant and unflinching work that will be of intense interest to scholars and students of. Democracy: The God that Failed by Hoppe 12/04/Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Democracy has ratings and 58 reviews. Jason said: Hoppe’s argument is essentially a well-executed follow through of Etienne de la Boetie’s call to s.

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Indeed, if one assumes, as I do, that a priori social theory and theorems exist, then one should also expect that most of such knowledge is old and that theoretical progress is painstakingly slow.

Property and property titles are distinct entities, and an increase of the latter without a corresponding increase of the former does not raise social wealth but leads to a redistribution of existing wealth. This is a book of collected speeches, so often I found myself re-reading paragraphs I had read in previous chapters.

The extent of government interference with and control of the private economy in the United States and in Western Europe would never have reached the heights seen today. When you tally up the total score of the two wars, in terms of their ostensible objectives, you find if there has been any gain at all, it is pretty hard to discern. If everyone who had sworn to uphold the constitution had in good faith tried to do so, the founders’ dream would have been realized but no. Similarly, the social security systems everywhere are on or near the verge of bankruptcy.

The God that Failed is a wittily written and essential read for libertarians and non-libertarians alike. Te to Read Currently Reading Read.

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With its end the transformation of the entire Western world from monarchical rule and sovereign kings to democratic-republican rule and sovereign people hans-hermanm began with the French Revolution was completed. This would tend to promote political sophistication and maturity that the common people would otherwise not have an incentive to acquire.

Thus, the choice between monarchy and democracy concerns a choice between two defective social orders. The books gives in its conclusion a government free state where the insurance companies will ensure that the damages if any to the individual will be reimbursed by them.


What should they have put in the constitution to forestall the massive growth of the federal government, then concluded, they did all they could.

This was the first book I’ve read by the incredibly intelligent Mr. Democracy is often considered the best political system among the alternatives. Politics and Culture New York: One of the plans shot around by the right-wing idealists among us was goppe democracy. Nov 12, Michael Marsh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sections on democracy, immigration, and modern American conservatism.

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Sep 20, Michael Kenan Baldwin rated it liked it. It thaf to tribalism racism, homophobia–ie: This private ownership is built into the system for the king or queen and provides a protection an imperfect one, but a protection nonetheless against excessive tyranny by the king or queen.

Informed by his analysis tailed the radical deficiencies of social democracy, and armed with the social theory of legitimation, he forsees secession as the likely future of the US and Europe, resulting in a multitude of region and city-states. It was envisioned that the development of what then was the modem-and-BBS network would continue to the point where such a system would be feasible.

Wilson’s multicultural democratic creations, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, have broken apart. But what will stop the insurance companies themselves to indulge into bad ethics and make profits by extortion.

Been wanting to read this book for awhile, finally have. The final chapters would, if nothing else, stand to put to rest all leftist myths about the author. It’s also one of the few places where he no longer has to rely on his premise that any government is unjust. Furthermore, the following studies share with Mises and especially Rothbard a fundamental and robust anti-statist and pro-private property and free enterprise position.

I think it’s hajs-hermann here to separate out his deliberately provocative “to ban” list, from his idea that private property owners should have the ultimate right to ban anyone for any arbitrary reason. Wilson and his closest foreign policy advisors, George D.

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Jul 26, Jairo Fraga rated it it was amazing. The facts do not provide an answer to such questions, and no amount of statistical manipulation of data can possibly change this fact. Further, no one would agree to a provision that allowed a monopolist of ultimate decison-making, i.


Great book though I would like to point out three things: One of my favourite passages is when Hoppe calls into question Walter Block’s assertion that everyone has the equal right to expropriated property by stating that not everybody is equally liable for the resources stolen to build public “goods” – in this case, a library.

Oct 14, Ciera Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a political weapon in the form of a sawed-off shotgun aimed at the mind of any advocator of democracy and any skeptic of a stateless society. It has a several flaws and will probably have left-wing types foaming at the mouth most of the time, but it’s a well-written collection of radical libertarian arguments. Ludwig von Mises Institute, After finishing it I was left with an irritating feeling that author leaves everything in the middle.

Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of guarding liberty. For some contemporary observers, the “End of History” has arrived. The new German republic was burdened with heavy long-term reparations. In this section, Hoppe really shows the benefits that a set in place ruler has over those who rule quick and dirty.

To the reviewer that said Hoppe argues for constitutional monarchies over democracies, taht While I only agree with half of the book, I give it five stars for brilliance.

Again, not bad but maybe ran a bit too long. I originally heard of Hoppe as “a racist guy who gave intellectual support to the far right”, and then later as “someone so extreme as to call Hayek and Mises and Friedman leftists”.