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Government Protects Us?
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Will the government ever stop its endless pronouncements that it is protecting the people? No, but most Americans know perfectly well that it either cannot or will not actually protect them and their property, and therefore they have resorted increasingly to protecting themselves.



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    Winter 2015   Tolstoy’s Manifesto on the State, Christian Anarchy, and Pacifism
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Volume 7 Number 2
Fall 2002

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