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Honestly, classical liberalism is not something new, same as the ideal of the author. And this is the amazing thing about this book. It is not introducing some brand new political utopia. It simply reminds us an old-fashioned wisdom that so many philosophers shared including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Adam Smith, John Locke, and you name it. I am not sure how many people would be surprised when they hear that Benjamin Franklin was against democracy. However, after nearly a century of brainwash and propaganda, most of us has taken Democracy as granted and we have given up our ability to doubt. Democracy has surpassed Christianity to become the most popular religion in the 21st century. And what does Karl Marx said about religion? "Religion is the opium of the people".
I really hope that more people around the world would give yourself a chance, that the holy democracy is not that holy. And after giving democracy near a century in practice, it is time for us to have a review and rethink on the next step of human beings.
in many lucid ways Demonstrably, the organization of men to solve a perceived collective problem by force or rule of law is the origination of a democracy and ultimately the downfall of society. Once this process starts, more groups form for their cause and the plunder of the individual and other groups multiples. When the inevitable failure happens, there is the outcry for more action by the collective. This describes the U.S. and every other democracy throughout the world.
What should be clear but is not is there are no men who are capable of ruling other men. This can be seen every day by looking at any institution that is operated by force or the rule of law. Some notable ones are the Federal Reserve System, the United Nations, the IMF, the U.S. Military and the list is endless.
The author of this book attempts a solution by suggesting Switzerland by example or
the voluntary organization of competitive governments. While this seems desirable,
I cannot see the leadership of the ruling class bringing this solution forward.
It will require some economic shock, possibility the bankruptcy of a major city or several cities, a major banking crisis, and/or a currency crisis in a small country.
Unfortunately, if/and/or when these conditions occur, we will need massive education by the people who have read and studied this book and the Bastiat book to understand that a free society is the solution and not the rule of man/law.
When it comes to the 'Beyond' portion, it only offers again vague suggestions towards anarchy (anarcho-capitalism specifically). This book does put forward some interesting and enlightening new channels of thought. It just reads as an opener to a conversation, instead of the reference I was expecting.
This review may be a little more judgmental than rightfully deserved because I was reading "Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey" by Michael Huemer at the same time. These books take a similar approach to different aspects of the same problem and even reach a similar conclusion (anarcho-capitalism). Huemer's work is just so much better it hardly compares.