When governments of old tired of spending resources to beat the public into submission, they created court priests to propagate a theology of obedience. These days governments maintain their rule by preying on the public’s fears of sundry crises, real and imagined.
|Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs|
|Winter 2016||Ludwig von Mises and Dietrich von Hildebrand: Some Remarkable Parallels|
|Fall 2015||How Big Is Government in the United States?|
|Summer 2015||Gross Domestic Productan Index of Economic Welfare or a Meaningless Metric?|
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