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Nietzsche and the State – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 22, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/02/david-gordon/nietzsche-state/

The state as predator.

Like Franz Oppenheimer and Albert Jay Nock, Nietzsche held that the state rests on conquest: “I used the word ‘state’; it is obvious who is meant by this — some pack of blond beasts of prey, a conqueror and master race, which organized on a war footing, and with the power to organize, unscrupulously lays its dreadful paws on the populace, which though it might be vastly greater in number, is shapeless and shifting.” (p. 58)

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