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Volume 22  Number 3  •  Winter 2018
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The Government Nobody Knows—nor Wants to Know
By James L. Payne
This article appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of The Independent Review

The public generally claims to deplore the use of force, yet it’s deeply committed to the programs of big government, which are based on force. This contradiction usually goes unnoticed, however, because few people acknowledge that the threat of force is fundamental to governments’ modus operandi.

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