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Carlo Lottieri

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Carlo Lottieri is an Italian political philosopher with the University of Siena and Istituto Bruno Leoni whose main interests are in contemporary libertarian thought. Most recently he edited an anthology of writings by Bruno Leoni.

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The Rise of the Sovereign State

The first myth one has to debunk: that the state is merely a natural and organic outgrowth of political power, as old as the history of mankind or of organized society.

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European Unification as the New Frontier of Collectivism

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

07/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Present-day prophets of a united Europe share with past conquerors like Napoleon and Hitler a strong preference for a society directed, more or less violently, by a small political elite. All in the name of "eternal peace."


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The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and "European Realism"

Political Theory

All societies require some sort of coercion to maintain order. But "the state" is a very specific and modern type of government institution which claims it can engage in criminal types of coercion with impunity. 

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Classical Natural Law and Libertarian Theory

Legal SystemHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/07/2021Mises Daily Articles
Bruno Leoni's Freedom and the Law can be the starting-point for a more "classical" understanding of libertarian natural law actually rooted in the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition.
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An Italian Translation of "A Brief History of Secession Referenda in Europe"

07/06/2021Power & Market

My thanks to Carlo Lottieri for publishing an Italian translation of "A Brief History of Secession Referenda in Europe" in the publication L'indro.

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