Too Much Government

By: Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

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(no dust jacket) [external soiling and wear, spine lettering dulled, bumped corners, binding firm; internally clean except for two previous owners' possession indicators (one stamped, one handwritten) on ffep]. Proto-Libertarian treatise by this noted author/attorney, who lays out his basic philosophy right up front: "Each step by 'Government' which invades the full freedom of the peaceable individual in his own affairs is a step toward tyranny which, if not instantly resented and resisted, will end in a nation of a docile slaves submissive to every despotism. Constant rebellion is the only safety, and a true equality, economic and political, is the only goal. Disobedience to invasive laws is the greatest virtue. 'Government' is the corporate name for the dominant few who own the wealth of the planet and of society, and so own and exploit the bodies and souls of the people, in war -- and in peace; which is only another kind of war." (In case you thought any of these ideas were actually new.) Wonder how he felt about it a couple of years later, with the New Deal in full steam?

Title: Too Much Government

Author: Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1931 (c.1930)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 24190

Keywords: Politics Libertarianism Government