What starts out as an argument against democracy eventually devolves into an argument for an anarcho-capitalist society run by multinational insurance companies. Democracy: The God That Failed. But page after page the theory became evident and my … Buy Democracy--The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order (Perspectives on Democratic Practice) by Hoppe, Hans-Hermann (July 1, 2001) Paperback by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Democracy is the god that failed to accomplish its ostensible goals everywhere the U.S. has intervened – but the real objective of our “liberationist” foreign policy is well on the way to being achieved. I had wondered what went wrong and when and started to think maybe it was more WWI than the Civil War, then I thought further, where did the founders go wrong? Takes socialists/Marxists to task as expected, but neither cultural/neo-conservatives nor classical liberals get a pass. The fact that one owner is an organization and the other is a person does not change the moral content of the discussion. Private property is, in his parlance, the right to exercise unilateral control over a territory or object. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. DemocracyThe God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order - Ebook written by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Preview this book » What people are saying - Write a review You can listen to the podcast here. Editor’s Note: This is the transcript by V. S. of Richard Spencer’s Vanguard Podcast interview of Jonathan Bowden about democracy. The Real Economy: What Hillary and Trump Can’t and Won’t Address, Agricultural Subsidies: Down on the D.C. 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Note: The views expressed on Mises.org are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute. Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation Block, Walter E., Democracy: The God that Failed: A Review (October 19, 2011). I bought the book out of intellectual curiosity. Start by marking “Democracy: The God That Failed” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Democracy-The God that Failed is a brilliant and unflinching work that will be of intense interest to scholars and students of history, political economy, and political philosophy. Reasonable. It has a several flaws and will probably have left-wing types foaming at the mouth most of the time, but it's a well-written collection of radical libertarian. 2017-01-20 23:28:52. This collection of essays is a mixed bag. His premises in fact prove too much. His premise that any individual exercising unilateral control over a territory is inherently evil is at odds with his belief in private property. By focusing on this transformation from private to public government, the author is able to interpret many historical phenomena, such as rising levels of crime, degeneration of standards of conduct and morality, the decline in security and freedom, and the growth of the mega-state. Cutting as usual with no punches pulled. A very controversial book. Such an analysis further turns the classical liberal idea of limited government on its head in. Expectedly, Hoppe does not hold back views that may rub people the wrong way. This time I upped its celestial rating by one star. This item: Democracy – The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order… by Hans-Hermann Hoppe Paperback $52.52 Available to ship in 1-2 days. Publisher: Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2001) This can be purchased at most … Hans-Hermann Hoppe's "Democracy, the god that failed," has written a superb book on this topic, analyzing the present state of the world as a derivative of the previous state which was --fundamentally-- monarchical. This is the second time that I read Democracy the God that Failed, by Hans-Herman Hoppe. This is the second book from the "Mises Institute" that I have started that & had very high hopes for. The author goes on to assess the prospects for achieving a natural order of liberty. Its methodology is axiomatic-deductive, allowing the writer to derive economic and sociological theorems, and then apply them to interpret historical events. He is also not saying unpopular things just for the wow factor. It wasn't poorly written, I just think the presentation could have been done better. In this section, Hoppe really shows the benefits that a set in place ruler has over those who rule quick and dirty. The fact that one owner is an organization and the other is a person does not. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent the law allows. Nice and deep analys of such problems as migration, coerced integration, war, cultural conservatism and nihilism etc. Not an easy read, very chewy ideas that require a fair bit of time to digest and sink in. Democracy—The God that Failed will be of interest to scholars and students of history, political economy, and political philosophy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For most people it will be contrary to their sensibilities as proud Americans.and contrary to what they have been taught. Tu ne cede malis,sed contra audentior ito, Website powered by Mises Institute donors, Mises Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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