Liberty Forged

the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. ` Nock

Some More Political Philosophy

Posted by Jesse on March 6, 2007

Rothbard:The Ethics of Liberty
In the last chapter he mentions Lord Acton, and what the ‘highest political end” is. Which seems obvious: liberty!
He says, “Political philosophy is that subset of ethical philosophy which deals specifically with politics, that is, the proper role of violence in human life.”
and he continues…:
“If liberty should be the highest political end, then what is the grounding of that goal? It should be clear from this work that, first and foremost, liberty is a moral principle, grounded in the nature of man. In particular, it is a principle of justice, of the abolition of aggressive violence in the affairs of men.”

I love that!


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