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Rise and Decline of the State, The

September 18, 2012
By special arrangement with the publisher (Cambridge University Press), the Mises Institute is very pleased to make available this hugely important work by the Israeli historian Martin van Creveld. The thesis is that the nation state as we've known it is a modern invention and a thorough failure,...

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Why War Games Do Not Work

Audio/VideoMarch 20, 2005
Recorded 03-17-2005 at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama [52:12]

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The State: Its Rise and Decline

Mises DailyOctober 16, 2000
The secret of the state's rise was the separation of the ruler from the organization, says Martin van Creveld, who also predicts the state's demise...

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