Omnipotent Government

Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, he looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.