Political Philosophy / Statism / War

The Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard

What the State Is Not The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, organization for achieving social ends; but almost all regard it as a necessary means for achieving the goals of mankind, … Continue reading

Chrisitanity / Political Philosophy / War

Can my neocon Christian brother justify their political beliefs?

by Jim Fedako I would like my neocon Christian bothers to realize the US has suffered (to date) almost as many military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan as were suffered in the Revolutionary War. In promoting the supposed wars, neocon Christians have cheered the spilling of blood, as well as the commissioning of all the … Continue reading

Political Philosophy / Statism / War

Warmongering Is the Health of Statism

by Anthony Gregory 11/23/2005 As Murray Rothbard explained in “The Anatomy of the State,” the state cannot persist and expand through force alone; it needs the tacit consent of the people. Nothing bamboozles the people out of their consent like a war. People disagree on what the proper roles of government are, but the one … Continue reading