Memoirs of a Superfluous Man pdf epub fb2

Memoirs of a Superfluous Man by Albert J. Nock pdf epub fb2

Memoirs of a Superfluous Man Author: Albert J. Nock
Title: Memoirs of a Superfluous Man
ISBN: 0819133094
ISBN13: 978-0819133090
Other Formats: lrf azw mobi doc
Pages: 326 pages
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer (February 15, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1712 kb
Size EPUB version: 1500 kb
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership




Albert Jay Nock, perhaps the most brilliant American essayist of the 20th century, and certainly among its most important libertarian thinkers, set out to write his autobiography but he ended up doing much more. He presents here a full theory of society, state, economy, and culture, and does so almost inadvertently. His stories, lessons, observations, and conclusions pack a very powerful punch, so much so that anyone who takes time to read carefully cannot but end up changed in intellectual outlook. One feels that one has been let in a private club of people who see more deeply than others. This is truly an American classic. If a regime of complete economic freedom can be established, social and political freedom will follow automatically; and until it is established neither social nor political freedom can exist. Here one comes in sight of the reason why the State will never tolerate the establishment of economic freedom. In a spirit of sheer conscious fraud, the State will at any time offer its people “four freedoms,” or six, or any number; but it will never let them have economic freedom. If it did, it would be signing its own death-warrant, for as Lenin pointed out, “It is nonsense to make any pretense of reconciling the State and liberty.” Our economic system being what it is, and the State being what it is, all the mass verbiage about “the free peoples” and “the free democracies” is merely so much obscene buffoonery. —Albert Jay Nock