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Ludwig von Mises: "In relation to the immense sacrifices that the state demands of the individual through the blood tax, it seems rather incidental whether it compensates the soldier more or less abundantly for the loss of time that he suffers from his military-service obligation." - Nation, State, and Economy


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Ludwig von MisesIt is a sickly weakness of nerves that urges one to seek harmonious personality growth in past ages and remote places.A Critique of Interventionism p. 130Retreatism
Ludwig von MisesThere are, after all, not many people who are prepared to renounce light-heartedly the fruits of culture, however much they may despise them in thought and abuse them in words, few who are willing to return without more ado to the way of life of the deer and the stag.Socialism p. 365Retreatism
Ludwig von MisesIf the diligence of modern industry were replaced by the contemplative life of the past, unnumbered millions would be doomed to death by starvation.Socialism p. 396Retreatism