Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Rise and Decline of the State - the book

Van Creveld covers economic, cultural, social,
and military matters with impressive erudition.
As once Amazon reviewer wrote: "Every once in a
while you come across a book that goes beyond
being interesting or thought-provoking, but is a
veritable five lane intellectual super-highway.
Martin van Creveld's The Rise and Decline of the
State is such a book."

Haven't read it but it looks like a good companion
piece to The Sovereign Individual, by Davidson and
Rees-Moog which I have read and highly recommend.

Can you see how the first leads naturally to the
second premise?

Read the whole review.