Democracy – The God That Failed

Democracy – The God That Failed

The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy is a lesser evil than democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both. Its methodology is axiomatic-deductive, allowing the writer to derive economic and sociological theorems, and then apply them to interpret historical events. A compelling chapter on time preference describes the progress of civilization as lowering time preferences as capital structure is built, and explains how the interaction between people can lower time all around, with interesting parallels to the Ricardian Law of Association. By focusing on this transformation, the author is able to interpret many historical phenomena, such as rising levels of crime, degeneration of standards of conduct and morality, and the growth of the mega-state. In underscoring the deficiencies of both monarchy and democracy, the author demonstrates how these systems are both inferior to a natural order based on private-property. Hoppe deconstructs the classical liberal belief in the possibility of limited government and calls for an alignment of conservatism and libertarianism as natural allies with common goals. 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. Having established a natural order as superior on utilitarian grounds, the author goes on to assess the prospects for achieving a natural order. Informed by his analysis of the deficiencies of social democracy, and armed with the social theory of legitimation, he forsees secession as the likely future of the US and Europe, resulting in a multitude of region and city-states. This book complements the author's previous work defending the ethics of private property and natural order. Democracy - The God that Failed will be of interest to scholars and students of history, political economy, and political philosophy.


Author
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
ISBN 1351522965
Pages 220 pages
Rating 4/5 (60 users)

More Books:

Democracy – The God That Failed
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-06 - Publisher: Routledge

The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the con
DemocracyThe God That Failed
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-31 - Publisher: Transaction Publishers

The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the con
Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

Democracy The God That Failed
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Categories: Social policy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

"The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the co
Rise and Fall
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Silas Gauthier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-23 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

The West has long enjoyed an unrivalled era of peace and prosperity in recent history. Its culture has come to dominate and influence every other; its military,
Vital Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Frank Hendriks
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Vital Democracy outlines an innovative new theory of democracy in action.
Called to Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Elise Daniel
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-09 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Conservatism, Republican politics, and traditional Christianity are thought by some to go together like baseball and apple pie. Yet, for a growing number of peo
Political Economy: A Comparative Approach, 3rd Edition
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Barry Clark Professor Emeritus
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-21 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This nontechnical book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary survey of political economy that can easily be understood by any reader with an introducto
Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

The Failure of Common Knowledge (LFB)
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Laissez Faire Books