Summarizing insights from Mises, Hume, and La Boetie, Bob argues that even the worst tyrants ultimately stay in power because other people obey them. If the people withdraw their support from a regime, it will fall.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- Gene Sharp’s book, From Dictatorship to Democracy. #CommissionsEarned (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
- Etienne de la Boetie’s “A Discourse of Voluntary Servitude” (with an introduction by Rothbard).
- Details on Bob’s April 20 Soho Forum debate. (Use promo code “bob” for a discount.)
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