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Rise and Decline of the State, The

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

03/20/2005Mises Media
Recorded at the 2005 Austrian Scholars Conference, Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama. [52:12]
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The State: Its Rise and Decline

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/16/2000Mises Daily Articles
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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