This is a short book considering the subject matter. There is no doubt that Lew could have filled thousands of pages on this topic, but the genius of this work is the distilling down to this size, basically concentrated wisdom.
This is the book that will have statists quaking in their boots. There is not a single major statist argument that Lew does not shred and scatter to the winds showing them to be empty of any logic and reason.
This book starts with the U.S., war machine and Lew handily carpet bombs the pro war side into so much rubble. The book is a great resource for quotes and Lew leans heavily on work from all the greats, Rothbard, Mises, Higgs and of course the indomitable Ron Paul with Lew adding his own observations and conclusions. Against the State: An ... Best Price: null Buy New $3.99 (as of 11:20 EST - Details)
If you ever wished you could have a good resource to help you win debates or to change minds, this is the one. But several and give them as gifts. Lew’s writing style is concise and accessible to anyone and one by one he destroys the statists arguments of why we even need a state and it is hard to imagine anyone reading this book and not wanting to force themselves to reexamine their assumptions about what they think is the proper role of any state. The answer will surprise many.
All states become parasitic and oppressive; even the ones started with the best intentions (See the USA as Exhibit A).This book is an Anarchist manifesto and maybe one of the most important books of the century simply because the case is distilled down to it’s essence and presented in a simple logical format. Against the State: An ... Best Price: $5.02 Buy New $5.52 (as of 11:35 EST - Details)
You have to read this to truly appreciate it. Even if a reader is not inclined to pure anarchism, they will take this fresh look at the state and maybe make them question a few of their cherished assumptions. This is always a mind expanding experience.
Note: Anarchism means “without a ruler”. It does mean “without rules” and it is NOT a synonym for ‘chaos’, Statism is actually the chaotic and murderous system whereas anarchism is the system of peace and liberty and only that truly supports the natural human need for self actualization.
As Lew demonstrates the state is just too dangerous to allow to exist and has no real and defensible justifications for its existence. Here is the case. Read it if you dare, and if you do not dare read it anyway.