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Publisher's Summary

Murray Rothbard was known as the state's greatest living enemy, and this book is his most powerful statement on the topic. He explains what a state is and what it is not. He shows how it is an institution that violates all that we hold as honest and moral, and how it operates under a false cover. He shows how the state wrecks freedom, destroys civilization, and threatens all lives and property and social wellbeing, all under the veneer of "good intentions".

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Required reading

Everyone everywhere should read Anatomy of the State to understand the full nature of government and what it is.

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excellent must read for liberty

all of the cato institute, mises institute, rothbard, and great economists and libertarian thinker's books ought to be consumed by everyone!

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  • Steven S
  • Thousand Oaks, California
  • 04-30-18

This should be a red pill text book

I don’t agree with everything but he gets so much packed into this little book. I’m recommending

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Against State Power

Fantastic starting point for Libertarians to dive into Rothbard. While the narrator is okay, the content is magnificent and makes up for it. I recommend reading it twice to fully take in the important yet briefly stated arguments. I will also recommend The Law by Bastiat as a book to read next. Both make great points and strong arguments. A must read for all people who love liberty!

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To fast narration.

I'm not English speaking so I'm not perfect in English. so it was difficult to stay with it because of the narrator reading way to fast

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robotic voice

This content is great. The reading had an odd cadence, but is understandable. For just a couple bucks, grab it up. (or get it from mises.org if you want.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-17

A highly informative book.

A great explanation of how the state is self perpetuating through coercion and enslavement of its citizens.