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Ludwig von MisesIt is not mankind, the state, or the corporative unit that acts, but individual men and groups of men, and their valuations and their action are decisive, not those of abstract collectivities.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 153Collectivism
Ludwig von MisesThe main characteristic of collectivism is that it does not take notice of the individuals will and moral self-determination.The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 106Collectivism
Ludwig von MisesCollectivism is a doctrine of war, intolerance, and persecution. If any of the collectivist creeds should succeed in its endeavors, all people but the great dictator would be deprived of their essential human quality. They would become mere soulless pawns in the hands of a monster.Theory and History p. 61Collectivism
Ludwig von MisesThe collectivists idolize only the one true church, only the great nation . . . only the true state; everything else they condemn. For that reason all collectivists doctrines are harbingers of irreconcilable hatred and war to the death.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 42Collectivism
Ludwig von MisesWhen the collectivist extols the state, what he means is not every state but only that regime of which he approves, no matter whether this legitimate state exists already or has to be created.Theory and History p. 254Collectivism