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Should Christians Hate the State?

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12/15/2022Tho BishopRyan McMaken

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop are joined by Derek Dobalian, a California-based attorney, contributor, and a friend of the Mises Institute. This week's episode looks at the role Christianity has historically played in creating a bulwark against totalitarian regimes, and how cultural secularization has coincided with the rise of the total state.

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Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.