The Will to Be Free: The Role of Ideology in National Defense
By Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
This article appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of The Independent Review


Some historians attribute the triumph of the state over stateless bands of hunter-gatherers to the state’s comparative advantage in exploiting the fruits of the Agricultural Revolution. Although insightful, their approach often ignores the importance of ideology and underestimates the possibility that a modern stateless society could successfully defend itself from aggressors.

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