Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The State: Rise and Decline

Martin van CreveldOver at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Dr. David Gordon reviews Dutch-Israeli historian Professor Martin van Creveld's The Rise and Decline of the State.

The book is the story of the transition from personal to impersonal rule. Some years ago, before I had read the book myself, someone told me it was the story of the biggest highway robbery in history. He might have been right. I highly recommend the book.

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