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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As these experiments prove to be far more successful than the wasteful and crumbling modern states that are already in the early stages of their death throes, more and more free cities can help society transition from the failed nation state model to liberty. Nothing short of radical rejection of the state and adherence to libertarian-conservative principles rooted in private property and voluntary interaction will suffice.

It’s also hard to take arguments for a fully voluntary society seriously when they come from someone who believes socialists and other undesirables should be forcibly ejected. In general he is a bit of a nasty elitist.

Even a “good empiricist” would have to admit that, according to his own doctrine, hhoppe cannot possibly know a priori whether or not a priori theorems exist and may be used to decide between incompatible explanations of one and the same set of historical data; hence, he would have to adopt a wait-and-see attitude, too.

Children prefer McDonald’s over Burger King. It is before the backdrop of a natural order that the still greater errors involved in democracy are clarified and that the historic transformation from monarchy to democracy is revealed as a civilizational decline.

Meanwhile, both monarchy and democracy are both parasitic; differing only in that monarchy being a private parasitism is generally less destructive. It is clear that Hoppe reigns as anarcho-capitalist’s philosopher and apologist. Informed by his analysis of 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.


This book might as well be called: Those of you who are history buffs know what the real-world analog to this ideal type is: 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. The world will again turn to continuous chaos. Sep 19, Haley rated it it was amazing.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

As one of the many results of the destruction of the Habsburg Empire, however, the school’s third generation, led by Ludwig von Mises, was uprooted in Austria and on the European continent and, with Mises’ emigration to New York City inexported to the United States of America. Edward Elgar, ; idem, Classical Economics.

It’s also one of the few places where he no longer has to rely on his premise that any government is unjust. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy is a lesser evil than democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both.

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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.

If the price of a good is lowered, either the same quantity or more will be democraxy than otherwise. At the outset, I noted Habsburg-Austria and the United States of America as the countries associated most closely with the old monarchical regime and the new and current democratic-republican era, respectively.


Ludwig von Mises Institute, It also makes the case that monarchy, and even feudalism, are preferable alternatives to democracy and are typically closer to the private property ideal. To the reviewer hppe 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.

The old theory of democracy was that the “natural aristocrats” among people would raise the others up simply by the power of their good example.

Aug 12, Jeff rated it really liked it. The God That Failed. While he obviously favors the latter, he has many good things to say for the former.

When I noted earlier that this is not the work of a historian but of a political economist and philosopher, I obviously did not believe this to be a disadvantage. An economic and political masterpiece! Above all else, this book injects han-hermann much-needed strai Democracy: Let’s start with the pros. Cutting as usual with no punches pulled.

The second section is mostly what a better state-less society would look like. None of us dejocracy that the Internet even existed, and yet we were beginning to anticipate the new options a wired world would give a citizen of Canada.

In particular, there are detailed discussions specifically of secession and of privatization as the primary vehicles and means by which to overcome democracy and establish a natural order. While he brings thought provoking evidence to this charge, I am not convinced that the noble experiment should be abandoned.

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