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The Private Production of Defence

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07/30/2014Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Among the most popular and consequential beliefs of our age is the belief in collective security. Nothing less significant than the legitimacy of the modern state rests on this belief.

This article demonstrates that the idea of collective security is a myth that provides no justification for the modern state, and that all security is and must be private.

Volume 14, Number 1 (1999)


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Hans-Hermann Hoppe is an Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher. He is the founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society.

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Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. "The Private Production of Defense." Journal of Libertarian Studies 14, No. 1 (1999): 27–52.