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Most Dangerous Superstition
Most Dangerous Superstition
by Larken Rose
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff for reflection, August 14, 2014
The first book about anarchism I have read - long time ago - it was "The Machinery of Freedom" by David Friedman. More recently I have read Murray Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe about the same subject. One can be an utilitarian or an ethical anarchist. Larken Rose, like Rothbard and unlike Friedman, is clearly of the second kind.

This is a tractatus about the concept of political authority and it follows the ideas of two ancient Frenchmen: Frederic Bastiat, who lived in the the first half of the XIX century, author of "The Law" and Etienne de la Boetie, who lived in the XVI century, author of "The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude".

One main thesis of the book is that Law and Ethics are almost always in opposition. The author argues at lenghts that Government is not only needless but is greatly harmful to Society.

A most thought-provoking and defiant book, grounded in Psychology, Ethics and love of Liberty. It must be read with both an open and a critical mind, as I did.


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