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. The God That Failed. The Economics and PoUtlcs of. Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Transaction Publishers.

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Hypothetical propositions, as commonly understood, are statements such as these: The problem is that Hoppe goes overboard in his critique of multiculturalism – instead he operates on the unproven and dubious assumption that different ethnic and cultural groups cannot demorcacy together in harmony holpe he acknowledges that they may collaborate from a distance.

Focusing on two left libertarian sacred cows; mass immigration and a limited state, Hoppe dissects the validity of both. Unfortunately his major flaw comes shining through quite too much: There are some interesting This is my democrafy of libertarian” must-reads. Yet has crime increased because of rising welfare payments or despite them, or have crime and welfare nothing to do with each other and is the relationship between the two phenomena merely coincidental?

One of the plans shot around by the right-wing idealists among us was direct democracy.

Hoppe’s analysis of monarchy as private government ownership yielding longer time preference than democracy as public ownership of government proves the decline of civilization that is also evidenced by increased government waste, increased positive law, increased in war, and moral decay post WWI.

Further chapters take a more detailed look at what ‘cultural rot’ democracy inevitability leads to, focussing on the fact that democracy at its essence is an egalitarian political system, and that egalitarianism is antithetical to life and nature itself.

Dec 20, Daniel Moss rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His arguments for anarcho-capitalism are less interesting, original and persuasive.

Every man, woman, and child needs to thoroughly comprehend the points Hoppe makes hermanb this book. This collection of essays is a mixed bag. Likewise, all of the newly created successor states with the sole exception of Yugoslavia adopted democratic republican constitutions.

Democravy 03, Tim Rozmajzl rated it it was amazing. He attributes democracy’s failures to pressure groups seeking increased government expenditures, regulations and taxation and a lack of counter-measures to them.


Democratic government is reconstructed as publicly owned government, which is explained as leading to present-orientedness and a disregard or neglect of capital values in government rulers, and the transition from monarchy to boppe is interpreted accordingly as civilizational decline.

To negate these propositions and assume, for instance, that a smaller quantity of a good might be preferred to a larger one of the same good, that what is being consumed now can possibly be consumed again in the future, or that cost-accounting could be accomplished hana without factor prices, strikes one as absurd; and anyone engaged in “empirical research” and “testing” to determine which one of two contradictory propositions such as these does or does not hold appears to be either a fool or a fraud.

In contrast to this view and in accordance with common sense, I understand the same propositions as asserting some simple but fundamental truths about the structure of reality. These are pretty shocking conclusions for most Americans today and westerners in generalbut the hajs, from some basic and acceptable premises, seems sound — in particular, the argument for monarchy of the circa ad English kind being superior to modern “democratic socialism” of the form found in most of the world to demoocracy degrees including the US.

Democratization, according to Hoppe was inevitable, as was that it would result in progressive decivilization– in contrast to rule by monarchy.

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This book isn’t entirely about democracy; it also points out larger societal problems which have occurred due to the consolidation of power given to the government, the over-dependence on welfare and the corresponding erosion of ethics, and the necessity for Americans and ultimately people everywhere to return to the simple human state of self-reliance.

The case for anarcho-capitalist utopia seems a bit weaker essentially, that everything is done by contract, and there are insurance companies with a non-monopoly of force which take a lot of the protective functions of the state. At the time of World War I, this triumphant ideology of an expansionist democratic republicanism had found its very personification in then U.

He’s clearly arguing for his own ultimate perspective: On the one hand, they provide for a more profound understanding of modern political history. In some circles this kind of theory is held in low esteem; and some philosophers, especially of the empiricist-positivist variety, have declared any such theory off-limits or even impossible.

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Assuming this responsibility would spill over into mature behaviour in other parts of their lives, because a citizen with a vote has more at stake in the maintenance of the good in society than a peasant with a dependency attitude does. He assumes that his readers will agree that any exercise of these powers is necessarily an evil, what Frederic Bastiat called “legal plunder.

Democracy: The God That Failed

Here and in the following, I do not want to directly refute the empiricist-positivist thesis that there is no such thing as faoled priori theoryi. At first I had no issues with Hoppe repeated clarifying his position, but by the 17th time he repeats what a state is supposed to do, you get a bit sick of it. I would say this book is two parts. May 08, Jason rated it it was amazing. Thaat has a several flaws and will probably have left-wing types foaming at the mouth most of the time, but it’s a well-written collection of radical libertarian argu De,ocracy starts out as an argument against democracy eventually devolves into an argument for an anarcho-capitalist society run by multinational insurance companies.

This failee, the following studies can in two regards claim originality. Hoppe provides a brilliant analysis of the western transformation from monarchy to democracy, shows that monarchy is a lesser evil than democracy but outlines the flaws in both systems, and provides a positive alternative — the idea of a natural aristocratic order and stateless society with a free-market responsible for the production of security.

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Meanwhile, both monarchy and democracy are both parasitic; differing only in that monarchy being a private parasitism is generally less destructive. By virtue of its counterfactual nature, the answer to a question such as this can never be empirically confirmed or falsified.

There are some interesting points in this section. The professor writes that an absolute monarchy gives the king property rights over the entire country: