Hans-Hermann Hoppe

From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy


A synthesis of a thousand years of history from a philosophical and economic perspective, for the general reader. The purpose of this short essay is precisely purported in the title, no more no less. And the addendum to the title A tale of Moral and Economic Folly and Decay is very well suited. Great books are -to me- those whose authors are capable of synthesizing a lot of ideas or information into as few words as possible and making it all intelligible to the average intelligent reader. Here is one instance.

The conclusions that surface from the passing of one chapter to the next are not -at all- the ones that the immense majortity of the civilized world would be accustomed to; but do not run away: this is not some outlandish theory from a nutty philosoper or economist. On the contrary, this is rational, and quite common sense, thinking meeting historical facts as we all know them. Philosophy and economics are intertwined with history in an articulate and masterly way.

The state of Democracy today is where all that history/evolution pointed to. Therefore the need for this brief summary. Check out for yourself if Mr. Hoppe's conclusions are correct or not. I very much agree with him: we are back to servitude. Look around you. The future is not the subject of this book, but prospects look grim if the policies are not reverted. Mr. Hoppe welcomes the possible emergence in the near future of mini-States, in the likes of new Switzerlands, Luxemburgs, Singapurs, etc, but mind you: not as a solution that can take away power from the plutocratic democratic states we live in, but at least to have the states compete with each other and maybe pay a little more attention to the servile state in which they have left us with their policies, so-called progressive but really degressive.

Aristocrats, monarchs, democrats. You thought there was an evolution there? you are being fooled.

"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.

Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos




Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.


También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel


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