Winston Churchill famously quipped that democracy was the worst form of government except for the rest. "Oh, we are living a dystopian reality!" I do agree with most and almost all the points about both problems and disadvantages of Monarchy and Democracy. He is incredibly realistic and the patterns he brings to light that he makes should seem like common sense knowledge to the public but for various reasons are not. It is a deep book. Hoppe's Democracy-The God that Failed is a must read for any serious student of political philosophy. Hoppe's truly unique observation to me is his analysis of how democratic governments(which include any form of representative government) make this problem much worse. This sweeping book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. While I only agree with half of the book, I give it five stars for brilliance. Today, that is not the case. However, I didn't feel that passionate about this as some people do. Mises's "Liberalism," Rothbard's "Ethics of Liberty," and Hoppe's "Democracy: The God That Failed" come to mind. When talking about the economy, the author has some good arguments and interesting ideas, comparing the long-term economic gains between absolute monarchies and democracies. For it is a critical “Austrian view of an American age”…. Democracy: The God That Failed lays out the irrefutable theoretical foundation for the moral and practical illegitimacy of a territorial monopoly on the use of force (i.e., government). Democracy: The God That Failed. A very controversial book. Hans-Hermann Hoppe's "Democracy, the god that failed," has written a superb book on this topic, analyzing the present state of the world as a derivative of the previous state which was --fundamentally-- monarchical. DemocracyThe God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order - Ebook written by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. I don't agree that democracy is worse than monarchy but advise everybody to read it. Nor is his description of his ideal stateless society based solely on private property and contracts. The biggest "interesting" fact is that if you're a business owner, then the set-in-place monarch will have more entrenched rules and that will let you better make time preference business decision. This is the second book from the "Mises Institute" that I have started that & had very high hopes for. Buy Democracy--The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order (Perspectives on Democratic Practice) by Hoppe, Hans-Hermann (July 1, 2001) Paperback by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. The article Democracy: The God That Failed, along with other articles relating to Austrian economics, is currently subject to active community sanctions.The current restrictions, which were implemented by community consensus, are: . He is also not saying unpopular things just for the wow factor. Democracy: The God That Failed has many flaws, but for anyone moderately interested in history, political theory, and political philosophy would be wise to read Hoppe's book. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. A just government in the end may not be possible, at least under democracy. When talking about the economy, the author has some good arguments and interesting ideas, comparing the long-term economic gains between absolute monarchies and democracies. Every man, woman, and child needs to thoroughly comprehend the points Hoppe makes in this book. This controversial book is an excellent collection of essays on the flaws of the sacrosanct institution of expansive democratic government. It has a several flaws and will probably have left-wing types foaming at the mouth most of the time, but it's a well-written collection of radical libertarian. You can listen to the podcast here. If you are capable of looking past your first emotional reaction to his words, you will see that there is a logical consistency that he is arguing. Rather, he tries to systematically take ethical and economic truths to their logical conclusions. 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