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What is the State?

How Monarchs Became Servants of the State

September 9, 2022 – Ryan McMaken …… Monarchs created Europe’s modern states, but lost the ability to control them. Then, having grown beyond the tools that helped monarchs turn themselves into absolute rulers, “the state acquired a life of its own.” Continue reading →

The Myth of Good Government

September 13, 2019 – Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. …… There is nothing the state can do, and which society needs done, that cannot be done far better by the market. Another point that is just as telling: no state empowered to do what is supposedly necessary will restrain itself to those things. Continue reading →

Nation and State Are Two Different Things

August 21, 2019 – Dusty Wunderlich …… On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states. Continue reading →