Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Anatomy of the State

When you think of classic essays - and I mean truly, classic, as the word tends to be thrown about much too carelessly - there can be no other peice better than Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State. Every now and then, I go back and re-read it, and find it as fresh and inspiring as it was the first time I came across it. has it as their lead article this morning.

I would attempt to provide an excerpt, to whet the appetite for reading the full essay, but picking an appropriate passage is a tough task. It really is that good. Go read it for yourself, here.


Anonymous stranger said...

i've not read this rothbard essay, but his libertarian manifesto was my bible for years. even without reading it, however, i can definitely say that there are better pieces. jsm's on liberty comes to mind even without thinking on it, and i'm sure there's many more ;)

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

A Rothbardian Woman? Are you trying to seduce me, Stranger?

I've read On Liberty... It was good, but it pretty intense reading. I think Rothbard's essay (as his writing style in general) cuts right to the quick.

In any event, read this essay, and let me know what you think.

8:32 AM  

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