Albert Jay Nock (Author), Walter E. Grinder (Introduction). Our Enemy, the State.
Albert Jay Nock (Author), Walter E.
Also included here are two stunning pieces from Walter E. Grinder of the Institute for Humane Studies: an introduction on Nock's life and the meaning of his work, and a bibliography that anyone interested in liberty should be familiar with. For Nock, the state is not some faceless institution that somehow appears and works its will mysteriously. Drawing on Franz Oppenheimer's The State, Nock notes that "the State invariably had its origins in conquest and confiscation" and is a tool used by one class to exploit another.
In some ways, Albert Jay Nock has summed it all up in this astonishing book Our Enemy the State. This book, written over 80 years ago describes our country perfectly! Nock was an absolute prophet. Our "state" is an amorphous blob that has taken over, and even our elected representatives can't distinguish their responsibility to represent us from their place in the enormous, suffocating "state". I loved the last part of the book. It describes the United State of America today! Sad, indeed.
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Our Enemy, the State, published in 1935, combines history, politics social theory .
Our Enemy, the State, published in 1935, combines history, politics social theory into a poignant appeal for natural rights, free markets, and peace. The power of this work has never been matched. Also included here are two stunning pieces from Walter E.
He was an outspoken opponent of the New Deal, and served as a fundamental inspiration for the modern libertarian and conservative movements, cited as an influence by William F. Buckley Jr. He was one of the first Americans to self-identify as "libertarian".
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Our Enemy, the State is the best-known book by libertarian author Albert Jay Nock, serving as a fundamental influence for the modern libertarian and American conservatism movements. Initially presented as a series of lectures at Bard College, it was published in 1935, and attempts to analyze the origins of American freedom, as well as questioning the nature and legitimacy of authoritarian government.