01/11/Hans-Hermann Hoppe Democracy-The God that Failed is a brilliant and unflinching work that will be of intense interest to scholars and students of. Democracy: The God that Failed by Hoppe 12/04/Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Democracy has ratings and 58 reviews. Jason said: Hoppe’s argument is essentially a well-executed follow through of Etienne de la Boetie’s call to s.

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Refreshingly, he does not treat his readers with kid gloves. It is clear that Hoppe reigns as anarcho-capitalist’s philosopher and apologist. They are put together at 13 different chapters. In addition to increased exploitation and social decay, the transition from monarchy to democracy has brought a change from limited warfare to total war, and the twentieth century, the age of democracy, must be ranked also among the most murderous periods in all of history.

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hence, even if my conclusions may seem radical or extreme, as a theoretician Faioed am decidedly a conservative. In this section, Hoppe really shows the benefits that a set in place ruler has over those who rule quick and dirty. Rather, every state, regardless of its constitution, is economically and ethically deficient. There’s a lot to highlight and reflect on.

The author lists various cons of democracy and each con is given a separate chapter where each topic is discussed. The God That Failed hpope often slips into radical libertarian rants. Only demkcracy years later, after the United States had entered the European war and decisively determined its outcome, monarchies all but disappeared, and Europe along with the entire world entered the age of democratic republicanism.


He is incredibly realistic and the patterns he brings to light that he makes should seem like common sense knowledge to the public but for various reasons are not. On the other hand, based on this deeper, “revisionist” understanding of hhoppe history, the following studies arrive also at a “better” – clearer and more acute – understanding of the constructive alternative to the democratic status quo, i.

The book is a must read for libertarians who want to poke holes in the logic and narratives of the establishment.

Democracies, on the other hand, have no such private ownership built into the system, and therefore offer none of the protections against abuse. In their applied works, Mises and Rothbard discussed most of the twentieth century’s central economic and political issues and events: I had wondered what went wrong and when and started to think maybe it was more WWI than the Civil War, then I thought further, where did the founders go wrong?

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It is in contrast to a natural order that the economic and ethical errors of monarchy are brought into relief. But he seems aware of them. Hans Hermann Hoppe begins in the first few chapters arguing why, while being the lesser of two evils, monarchy is a more preferable system than democracy.

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But this leaves the question open whether or not a state is necessary, i. Jan 02, Thomas rated it it was ok.


The Austrian School of economics ranks among the most outstanding of the many intellectual and artistic traditions originating in pre-World War I Austria. In the latter, I just didn’t find the arguments convincing, although I can’t find a particular flaw in the argumentation. World War I marks one of the great watersheds of modern history. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The facts do not provide an answer to such questions, and no amount of statistical manipulation of data can possibly change this fact.

The following studies are written from the vantage point of modern Austrian social theory.

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Despite the comparatively favorable portrait presented of monarchy, I am not a monarchist and the following is not a defense of monarchy. Hoppe says monarchies are bad, too. Oxford University Press, Hoppe’s Democracy-The God that Failed is a must read for any serious student of political philosophy. To say that something is “necessary” and can be recognized as such “a priori”is not to claim that one is infallible. In short, monarchical government is reconstructed theoretically as privately owned government, which in turn is explained as promoting future-orientedness and a concern for capital values and economic calculation by the government ruler.

In Western Europe in particular, unemployment gor have been steadily edging upward and are currently exceeding 10 percent.