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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Human action is an actor’s purposeful pursuit of valued ends with scarce means.

He is also not saying unpopular things just for the wow factor. Published August 1st by Routledge first published He acknowledges this, but anyone who disagrees with any part of his premises dmeocracy have a hard time justifying his ultimate thesis of a stateless society. Hoppe’s arguments for the superiority well, really the less-badness of monarchy over democracy are startling and persuasive, and he does a good job showing the nonsensical nature of theories of the social contract and the entire concept of democratic representation.

The parallel argument the author makes for “conservatism” is less convincing, particularly when he suggests that expelling gay people as an example from one’s private community is the proper course. Hoppe, yet it won’t be the last. Mathematicians and logicians, too, claim to be concerned with necessary relations, and yet they do not claim to be infallible. To study or test them is a sign of confusion. Every man, woman, and child needs to thoroughly comprehend the points Hoppe makes in this book.

The book is a must read for uans who want to poke holes in the logic and narratives of the establishment. While history will play an important role, the following is not the work of a historian but of a political economist and philosopher, however. If you are capable of looking past your first emotional reaction to his words, you will see that there is a logical consistency that he is arguing.

Its methodology is axiomatic-deductive, allowing the writer to derive economic and sociological theorems, and then apply them to interpret historical events.


The old theory of democracy was that the “natural aristocrats” among people would raise the others up simply by the power of their good example.

And it seems similarly disingenious to regard these propositions as hypotheses. Since he has an interest in keeping the value of the property up, he and his staff will be forward-thinking, and pass policies that will not wreck the economy because he will suffer as a result of this. The new German republic was burdened with heavy long-term reparations. One may, for instance, readily agree on the fact that in nineteenth century America average living standards, tax rates, and economic regulations were comparatively low, while in the twentieth century living standards, taxes, and regulations were high.

I think the case for monarchy or some kind of limited franchise republicanism is well made. A must read for all citizens living in the democratic west.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

A just government in the end may not be possible, at least under democracy. It’s very clear that Hoppe has done his research on his subjects, but he does have a severe tendency to cull from the same sources. He assumes that his readers will agree that any exercise of these goc is necessarily an evil, what Frederic Bastiat called “legal plunder.

Probably not a beginner read if you’re not already accustomed to some of the yod of liberty but HHH offers compelling and not easily refutable arguments in defense of his ultimate argument that, contrary to dmeocracy opinion, democracy leads to a degradation of society and is not actually an improvement to the old monarchical systems of the past.

None of us knew that the Internet even existed, and yet we were beginning to anticipate the new options a wired world would give a citizen of Canada. Hypothetical propositions, as commonly understood, are statements such as these: You will be vigorously prodded to think anew about the efficacy of democracy as a vehicle for the progress of man.


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


Germans drink more beer than Frenchmen. Whatever object is colored is also extended. Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. Despite making clear throughout the book in concise terms, Hoppe spends the first half of the book defending hereditary monarchy – carefully exempting those of 17th and 18th century imperialism – as more consistent with property rights. This distracts from his arguments against fialed and spoils the book. It is before the backdrop of a natural order that the still greater errors involved in democracy are clarified and that the historic transformation from monarchy to democracy is revealed as a civilizational decline.

The United States had been founded as a republic, and the democratic principle, inherent in the idea of a republic, had only recently been carried to victory as the result of the violent defeat and devastation of the secessionist Confederacy by the centralist Union government.

In short, monarchical government is reconstructed theoretically as privately owned government, which in turn is explained as promoting future-orientedness and a concern for capital values and economic calculation by the government ruler. To be sure, it was not that Austria had not achieved any recognition.

This is a society which is becoming “proletarianized” in Marxian lingo. Catholics vote predominantly “Democratic.

Democracy: The God That Failed – Wikipedia

Hence, once a theoretical insight has been grasped it can be employed as a constant and permanent standard of “criticism,” i. The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy.

In addition to increased exploitation and social decay, the transition from monarchy to democracy has brought a change from limited warfare to total war, and the twentieth century, the age of democracy, must be ranked also among the most murderous periods in all of history.