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Volume 19  Number 3  •  Winter 2015
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Tolstoy’s Manifesto on the State, Christian Anarchy, and Pacifism
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Leo Tolstoy’s most quotable work may also be his most politically perceptive, The Kingdom of God Is Within You. Although his economic pronouncements are highly flawed, the Russian writer makes up for this shortcoming with uncommon insight about how governments and the ruling classes maintain their perceived legitimacy.

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