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Description - The State by Anthony De Jasay

An analysis of modern political arrangements that views the state as acting in its own interest contrary to the interests of individuals and even of an entire society. The text traces the logical and historical progression of the state from a modest-sized protector of life and property through its development into what the author believes to be an "agile seducer of democratic majorities" and "the welfare-dispensing drudge that it is today".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780865971714
ISBN-10: 0865971714
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anthony De Jasay

Anthony de Jasay is an independent theorist living in France. He trained as an economist in Australia and then at Oxford University. He worked in finance in Paris before retiring and becoming an independent scholar.

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