The Myth of National Defense PDF ☆ The Myth MOBI

The Myth of National Defense PDF ☆ The Myth  MOBI
  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • The Myth of National Defense
  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • 15 December 2017
  • 0945466374

The Myth of National Defense[Download] ✤ The Myth of National Defense By Hans-Hermann Hoppe – Essayreview.co.uk With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans Hermann Hoppe it represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provi With eleven chapters by top of National eBook ´ libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans Hermann Hoppe it represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provision of security services It argues that national defense as provided by government is a myth not unlike the myth of socialism itself It is viably privatized and replaced by the market provision of security.


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10 thoughts on “The Myth of National Defense

  1. says:

    I wish I could rate each essay individually because there is a wide spread Of the 4 sections, the last one is the best because it contains Hoppe s contribution, and a good essay by Walter Block well good economics Terrible philosophy The Rothbard essay in section 1 is also a highlight Other good parts were the historical essays explicating the mechanics of privateering and guerilla warfare.However There were some really strange essays here basically advocating a strange form of conse I wish I could rate each essay individually because there is a wide spread Of the 4 sections, the last one is the best because it contains Hoppe s contribution, and a good essay by Walter Block well good economics Terrible philosophy The Rothbard essay in section 1 is also a highlight Other good parts were the historical essays explicating the mechanics of privateering and guerilla warfare.However There were some really strange essays here basically advocating a strange form of conservative monarchism I know this is Hoppe s angle, but its weird to read anarchist libertarian feudalist pieces nonetheless I remain unconvinced that monarchy is preferable to democracy Monarchy definitely has some positive tradeoffs compared to democracy, but I don t think the essays proved that it is a preferable system I think in his zealous hatred of democracy which I share, don t get me wrong , Hoppe or the authors of the essays he selected tries to prove too much However the criticism of democracy in these is good, and they are kind of fun to read in a voyeuristic kind of way regardless

  2. says:

    Unmistakably 5 stars Such a powerful book one that really gets your paradigm to shift National defense is the fallback, the go to justification, for the existence of the state by any and all who, without studying the issue, assume the state is a necessary evil to argue that a tax collecting government can legitimately protect its citizens against aggression is to contradict oneself, since such an entity starts off the entire process by doing the very opposite of protecting those under its Unmistakably 5 stars Such a powerful book one that really gets your paradigm to shift National defense is the fallback, the go to justification, for the existence of the state by any and all who, without studying the issue, assume the state is a necessary evil to argue that a tax collecting government can legitimately protect its citizens against aggression is to contradict oneself, since such an entity starts off the entire process by doing the very opposite of protecting those under its control Walter Block

  3. says:

    From the horror of wars of ideology to the democratic state killing its own people to the ability to defend oneself even from foreign attack, the Myth of National Defense is essential reading for anyone ready to question his or her assumptions that the all encompassing modern state is the only way or even the best way to defend oneself.

  4. says:

    This is an underpants gnome kind of book Most of the authors argue in the following fashion 1 All States are inefficient and coercive, all private institutions free and efficient, 2 3 It is impossible for states to provide defence and necessarily true that private institutions will provide perfect defence I wanted to like this book, as I think we need manyperspectives in the discussion of national security in these troubled times Especially from libertarians For instance Christop This is an underpants gnome kind of book Most of the authors argue in the following fashion 1 All States are inefficient and coercive, all private institutions free and efficient, 2 3 It is impossible for states to provide defence and necessarily true that private institutions will provide perfect defence I wanted to like this book, as I think we need manyperspectives in the discussion of national security in these troubled times Especially from libertarians For instance Christopher Preble s Peace, War Liberty which I reviewed last week is a useful contribution But almost nothing in this highly erratic collection of essays reaches that level.The better chapters offer useful analysis of both the problems of states providing security, of democracy s influence on conflict, and the plausibility ofprivate or non coercive means of security But only a few of these seriously engage with the challenges this shift faces Almost all deal with such problems via the underpants gnome type logic above Their arguments from logic almost uniformly assume bad faith on the part of democracies democracies can become authoritarian, therefore all democracies are effectively totalitarian , while offering heroic assumptions on the part of private institutions perfectly efficient, perfectly adaptive, perfectly strategic etc Then there are the few absurd essays It s tempting to absolve the editor, given edited books are a pain and invite such challenge I ve done a few myself and faced recalcitrant authors But it beggars belief to read essays calling for monarchism as the ideal path to peace and liberty Apparently a concern for dynasty and honour means monarchs are perfectly peaceful Who knew Others indulge in vast conspiracy theories, with FDR both foreknowing and even forcing the Japanese to bomb the US at Pearl Harbour a favourite of a few authors It was hard believe some of the authors were actually libertarians, rather than conservatives who detest democracy and taxes.There is much that libertarians can contribute to discussing national security and defence Full credit to the editor for getting this most vital of subject discussed But this book suggests there is a long way to go before the standard of average libertarian thought on these issues is where it needs to be Let s hope the publication of books like Preble s and work of places like CATO suggests that is changing

  5. says:

    The Myth of National Defense is a collection of essays by great libertarian thinkers such as Marco Bassani, Carlo Lottieri, Murray Rothbard, Erik von Kuehnelt Leddihn, Gerard Radnitzky, Bertrand Lemennicier, Joseph Stromberg, Larry Sechrest, Jeffrey Hummel, Walter Block, Guido Hulsmann, and Hans Hermann Hoppe Based on the definition of government as a compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent the contributors to thi The Myth of National Defense is a collection of essays by great libertarian thinkers such as Marco Bassani, Carlo Lottieri, Murray Rothbard, Erik von Kuehnelt Leddihn, Gerard Radnitzky, Bertrand Lemennicier, Joseph Stromberg, Larry Sechrest, Jeffrey Hummel, Walter Block, Guido Hulsmann, and Hans Hermann Hoppe Based on the definition of government as a compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent the contributors to this volume argue that, regardless of whether such a government is a monarchy, a democracy, or a dictatorship, any notion of limiting its power and safeguarding individual life, liberty, and property must be deemed illusory Under monopolistic auspices the price of justice and protection must rise and its quality must fall A tax funded protection agency it is pointed out, is a contradiction in terms it is an expropriating property protector and can only lead to evertaxes and less protection The contributors make a brilliant case towards free market security displaying the minor details how successful security production would be if left to the competitive market

  6. says:

    Really opened my eyes to some of the possibilities of an anarcho capitalist society and some of the myths that are out there Especially liked the chapters on privateering and monarchism, totally changed my view on both subjects.

  7. says:

    The author spends many pages ruminating on a topic on which he isn t particularly familiar.

  8. says:

    This series of essays gets to the very heart of why tax funded, government sponsored national defense is inefficient and utterly incapable of providing actual defense e.g 9 11 A couple of the essays were quite technical and of little value But the essays by Rothbard, Hoppe, and Hulsmann were excellent, as were the historical essays and those dealing with the ideology behind modern warfare.

  9. says:

    Really good collection of essays, especially the one which explains whyweapons among people results in less crime and alsonukes results in less nuclear war.

  10. says:

    This is my new favorite political philosophy book It eviscerates arguments in favor of government monopoly of the defense industry, and in the process demonstrates the folly of democratic systems.

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