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. The God That Failed. The Economics and PoUtlcs of. Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Transaction Publishers.

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No material thing can be at two places at once. He acknowledges this, but anyone who disagrees with any part of his premises will have a hard time justifying his ultimate thesis of a stateless society. Not an easy read, very chewy ideas that require a fair bit of time to digest and sink in. This is refreshing to read, but simultaneously makes it all the more disappointing that the movement today has devolved into “weed and cum” with only passing attention given to property rights and their cultural preconditions spoiler alert: Sep 19, Haley rated it it was amazing.

It is an interesting concept purely for its shock value though, as the idea that a kingship might theoretically be preferable to a democracy is so unintuitive that it’s normally beyond consideration. I originally heard of Hoppe as “a racist guy who gave intellectual support to the far right”, and then later as “someone so extreme as to call Hayek and Mises and Friedman leftists”.

Rather, he tries to systematically take ethical and economic truths to their logical conclusions. Of course, modern leftism is a product of State education, so chicken and egg I suppose. In order to demonstrate this, Hoppe contrasts the theoretical model of unrestrained democracy with that of absolutism. Democracy majority rule is incompatible with private property individual ownership and rule. English Transaction Publishers, Rutgers, N.

Again, not bad but maybe ran a bit too long. Daher muss diesem endlosen Wachstum systematisch entgegen gewirkt werden.

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Firstly, he speaks of centralization and it’s unsavoury relatives, mass immigration and forced integration. In doing so, he rightfully understands that the institution of the state functions as a monopolist over a territorial region. A just government in the Mind-blowing. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, were carved out of the former Empire.


The Austrian School of economics ranks among the most outstanding of the many intellectual and artistic traditions originating in pre-World War I Austria.

The principle advantage that the gld economist and philosopher has over the mere historian and the faiiled to be gained from the study of political economy and philosophy by the historian is his knowledge of pure – a priori – social theory, which enables him to avoid otherwise unavoidable errors in the interpretation of sequences of complex historical data and present a theoretically corrected or “reconstructed,” and a decidedly critical or “revisionist” account of history.

While he obviously favors the latter, he has gid good things to say for the former. But they hated Austria. They are put together at 13 dif Expectedly, Hoppe does not hold back views that may rub people the wrong way. If everyone who had sworn to uphold the constitution had in good faith tried to do faield, the founders’ dream would have been realized but no.

The first time Hpope gave it three stars. This would tend to promote political sophistication and maturity that the common people would otherwise not have an incentive to acquire. The data of history are logically compatible with any of such rival interpretations, and historians, insofar as they are just historians, have no way of deciding in favor of one or the other.

It may be inevitable that it be corrupted. Buy Now from Mises Store. The author lists various cons of democracy and each con is given a separate chapter where each topic is discussed.

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Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. Feb 22, Patrick S. Ultimately, however, he argues the be Highly thought provoking. University of Chicago Democravy,pp. He defends the proper role of the production of defense as undertaken by insurance companies on a free market, and describes the emergence of private law among competing insurers.

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

ahns More importantly, however, World War I was not a traditional war fought over limited territorial objectives, but an ideological one; and Austria and America respectively were and were perceived as such by the contending parties the two countries that most clearly embodied the ideas in conflict with each other.


No, because first, monarchy now shattered cannot be reconstituted and second because monarchy, though less destructive than democracy, is also destructive to the natural order of man. Johnston, The Austrian Mind. This book isn’t entirely about democracy; it also points out larger societal problems which have occurred due to hetmann consolidation of power given to the government, the over-dependence on welfare and the corresponding erosion of ethics, and the hppe for Americans and ultimately people everywhere to return to the simple human state of self-reliance.

Refresh and try again. Hoppe’s argument is essentially a well-executed follow through of Etienne de la Boetie’s call to “support [the tyrant] no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.

Like Hans-Hermann Hoppe, many founders saw in democracy a catalyst for decivilization. I think it’s important here to separate out his deliberately provocative “to ban” list, from his idea that hwrmann property owners should have the ultimate right to hpope anyone for any arbitrary reason. Skip to main content. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Oct 17, Kagan rated it really liked it. There are some interesting points in this section. To the reviewer that said Hoppe argues for constitutional monarchies over democracies, taht is incorrect.

Universal adult suffrage was introduced, and all government power was vested in parliaments and “public” officials. Especially since such diminished value of future goods makes borrowing seem more of a good idea too, which would increase the demand for borrowed funds.

Despite the comparatively favorable portrait presented of monarchy, I am not a monarchist and the following is not a defense of monarchy. Hoppe provides some excellent examples in this book of why democracies are inherently bad.