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The State

Anthony de Jasay

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=0865971714, Category: Political Philosophy, Language: E

Explains, why it is inevitable that the majority in a democracy will abuse their power.


- Any political decision that, by invoking the common good, overrides the will and wishes of some to satisfy others, is the execution of a value judgment about individual wills and wishes.

- No Goedelian system can out-Goedel itself.

- If the state got total power, "why should they stop short of total confiscation?"