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"The State" Is an Abstract Idea. So How Is the State Also So Murderous?

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01/06/2022David Gordon

An abstract state is built on patriotism. And when patriotism becomes "the highest of all virtues and the source of all the remaining ones,” states can get away with almost anything.

Original Article: "'The State' Is an Abstract Idea. So How Is the State Also So Murderous?"

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