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Luigi Marco Bassani

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Marco Bassani is professor of history of political theory at the University of Milan.

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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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Chapter 1. The Problem of Security; Historicity of the State and "European Realism"

War and Foreign Policy

06/06/2019Mises Media
From The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production , edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
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Liberty, State, and Union

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Bassani shows that Jefferson was a special kind of libertarian. He did not believe in government, but for one or two areas. Nor did he believe in the "union" much less the nation stat e. He was a radical individualist who had no use for the political collective.
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Life, Liberty, and . . . : Jefferson on Property Rights

U.S. HistoryPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Surveys of libertarian-leaning individuals in America show that the intellectual champions they venerate the most are Thomas Jefferson and Ayn Rand. The author of the Declaration of Independence is an inspiring source for individuals longing for liberty all around the world, since he was...


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Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/14/2014Mises Media
The real sovereign is the small ruling class that makes the final decisions in the state of emergency, writes Carlo Lottieri and Luigi Marco Bassani. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.
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