• Most Dangerous Superstition

  • By: Larken Rose
  • Narrated by: Patrick Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The vast majority of theft, extortion, intimidation, harassment, assault, and even murder - in other words, the vast majority of man's inhumanity to man - comes not from the greed, hatred and intolerance that lurks in our hearts. Rather, it comes from one pernicious and almost universal assumption, one unquestioned belief, one irrational, self-contradictory superstition: the belief in "authority".

©2011, 2012 Larken Rose (P)2020 Larken Rose

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FLAWLESS debunking of the most destructive belief!

This is not for the faint of heart. I don't think anyone with a sincere, honest mind and conscience could successfully refute a single point Rose makes. I would bet against anyone who thought they could.

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Very informative,mind opening read.enjoyed alot.

narrator was perfect for this.book offer many valid points. I couldn't find any thing i disagreed with.wish the whole world reads this book.

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Great Book

The book really shed light on what society is really dealing with. I truly enjoyed the book. I was awake before. I'm really awaken now.

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Absolutely must read (or listen)

The concepts in this book are so important for the world to understand. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Wow wow wow

Such a wonderful book , it kept my attention for the entire duration of the audio over two days . For anyone who is questioning their faith in a system that was never set up for us in the first place , I high recommend giving this a thorough read or play through . Will most definitely be going back and re reading this one ! Also I’m very interested to look into The Iron Web by Larken Rose also ! Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy

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Rational, Thoughtful, Useful, and Helpful

This is one of the most liberating literature.
it will help free our mind, our emotions, our physical self, and our spirit.
Outstanding knowledge.
Definitely recommending and sharing.
We can make real progress as we practice this and The Market for Liberty.

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Disillusionment isn't a bad thing

The belief in the moral authority of Government is a delusion. A must listen for anyone who questions the status quo.

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An important contribution

Goes in between La Boétie and the nonaggression principle to establish why people behave as they do in authoritarianl societies.

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A great dream

Larkin has several provocative points he makes. obviously a liberty seeking human which most of us are. I'm against authoritarian rule like communism (China,USSR) being a objective, self reliant less government person this book was good to read. But in the end like socialism the excuse of it's never been tried properly falls because it always will morph into something evil. I'm in the Churchill way of thought of all the types of goverment/non-goverment <(added) Democracy(republic) is the least worse.

Also EVERYTHING he holds and believes when he used an authority to COPYRIGHT his novel.

COME ON!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Phenomenal insight!

Can be of the best short and sweet books regarding human interaction, ethics, and morality I have read. Strong recommend and the performance by Patrick Smith is great

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  • Karl
  • 05-06-21

5 stars. Essential de-indoctrination.

The perfect length of manifesto to set the ball rolling for those with complete or residual belief in authority.
For those already de-indoctrinated, this is a cathartic listen/read to provide a healthy dose of reason; which is lost in a world of obsequious sheep and deluded tyrants.

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  • Edwin H.
  • 05-27-22

Brilliant insights

This will clarify all doubts you have about todays society and provide a solution to work towards. Find back morals and create a better world!

Larken Rose is an unrecognised genius.

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  • Mel
  • 01-11-22

brilliant!

I guess I was already in the right mindset to hear this, but maybe I just wished I'd heard it earlier.
It's certainly a book that I want absolutely everyone to read/ listen to and digest. I think it could change the world but the majority are simply too invested in the superstition.
Either way it's a great book that I immediately shared with all my like-minded friends.
He knows all the excuses that will, and I'm sure have, be hurled in defence and answers then with such clarity that it's amazing to think that the world is so indoctrinated, but yet here we are.
I certainly have a new mindset, clarity and calm about my position in the world and don't hesitate to recommend this book.

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  • Gerhard Paul Burger
  • 10-13-21

Constructive values & great tasks of an Anarchos

This world is evil! People being forced of living under tyrannical regimes because they cannot escape physically. "Legalizing WRONG doesn't make it RIGHT!"

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  • JAG77
  • 12-10-20

what a great book and the truth told right

the narrator read this book like it was happening right in front of him...
the first quarter sent me into a dream world of a screen play movie and woke up and didn't put it down till the end...
excellent content of what education, economic, ladour, law, religion, sex, and war is all made to control everyone...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-20

Fantastic Book

Loved it. What an eye opener for those that have long suspected that there is a better way without a life of parasitic bureaucrats making our lives a misery.

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  • Jonathan Pike
  • 05-27-20

Fantastic, well worth the listen

Thoroughly recommended to anybody interested in genuine liberty and personal responsibility; this book is eye-opening and compassionate. The first tine I've listened to 9Hrs of audiobook in one day.

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  • Ozsarsparella
  • 08-03-22

Fascinating concept that blew my mind

This book opened my mind to a different way of thinking. It’s difficult to implement the philosophy in my humdrum life but it definitely resonated with me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-22

excellent in every way, also challenging

does an excellent job of explaining why people behave the way they do. challenges ones own beliefs and ones own beliefs about themselves. i enjoyed this immensely and editor highly recommend. especially in the times we find ourselves in.

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  • Trevor F Burton
  • 07-16-21

Eye Opening

What a unique perspective on the world we have come to have a love-hate relationship with. It seems very timely in 2021 to be hearing this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-20

Changed my mind on society.

I disagreed with Larken Rose's viewpoints at first, but I have to say he has opened my mind.