Is limited government an oxymoron?

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The Anatomy of the State

The anatomy of the state, by Murry N. Rothbard, is a fantastic essay. Everyone should give it a read: http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard62.html What the State Is Not The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, […]

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  • The Phony Islamic State
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