We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State


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We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State by Ryan McMaken

Further reading:

Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 3 in Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays)

The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically by Franz Oppenheimer

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (for an online pdf see here)

On Power: Its Nature and the History of Its Growth by Bertrand de Jouvenel

The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and “European Realism” by Luigi Marco Bassani & Carlo Lottieri (Chapter 1 in The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production)

The Rise and Decline of the State by Martin van Creveld

Coercion, Capital, and European States, AD 990–1992 by Charles Tilly

The Sovereign State and Its Competitors by Hendrik Spruyt

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism by Larry Siedentop

Freedom and the Law by Bruno Leoni

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State by Bruce L. Benson

The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society edited by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon & Alexander T. Tabarrok

The European Miracle by Ralph Raico

Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe by Guglielmo Piombini

The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier by Terry L. Anderson & Peter J. Hill

Historical Case Studies of Non-Government Law Enforcement (Section IV in Anarchy and the Law edited by Edward P. Stringham)

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southest Asia by James C. Scott

Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900 by R. J. Rummell