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اشرافیت، سلطنت، دموکراسی داستان حماقت و تباهی اخلاقی و اقتصادی

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In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head. While the state is an evil in all its forms, monarchy is, in many ways, far less pernicious than democracy. Hoppe shows the evolution of government away from aristocracy, through monarchy, and toward the corruption and irresponsibility of democracy to ...more
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Published March 2016 by انتشارات دنیای اقتصاد (first published November 18th 2014)
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تز اصلی کتاب، قابل تامل و رادیکال است. گذار از آریستوکراسی به پادشاهی و سپس به دموکراسی، به لحاظ اداره جامعه و حکومتداری لزوما نمی تواند پیشرفت تاریخی محسوب شود. اگر آن دوران ها دوران فئودالیته یا استبداد شاهنشاهی بوده اند، دموکراسی فعلی نیز دوران قدرتمند شدن دولت - به زعم نویسنده - و فسادهای مرتبط با آن است. فسادهایی که ناشی از محدود شدن قدرت در دستان دولتی ها و اعضای پارلمان، بدون نظارت و پاسخگویی کافی است و به نظرم تا اینجای داستان، همه ما مثالهایی از ناکارآمد بودن این شیوه دموکراسی پارلمانی ...more
Dec 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
جای تاسف دارد که انتشارات دنیای اقتصاد، این کتاب را با چنین ترجمه افتضاح و ویراستاری ضعیف روانه بازار می کند. وقتی ناشرانی که در ظاهر بصورت تخصصی کتاب چاپ می کنند، چنین نتایج اسفناکی از خود بجای می گذارند، دیگر به ناشران عمومی خرده ای نمی توان گرفت

مترجم، در حالی که بدیهی است بخشهای زیادی از متن را نفهمیده و ترجمه های گاه خنده داری دارد، به خودش اجازه داده که در بخشهایی که به نظرش متن پیچیده بوده - و البته برای کسی که متن را نفهمیده طبیعی است - در پرانتز تفسیر خودش را هم به خورد خوانن
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
دیدگاههای هوپ به عنوان یک آنارکوکاپیتالیست قابل تامل و جنجالی است و شاید چندان مورد پسند اندیشمندانی که در قالب وضع موجود و جریان اصلی میاندیشند نباشد. میشود در بسیاری از موارد با او موافق بود و میشود در بسیاری از موارد نیز با او مخالفت و جدل کرد.
نمیدانم هوپ سختنویس است (که البته با توجه به کتاب قبلیاش، "سوسیالیسم و سرمایهداری"، بعید میدانم!) یا مترجم سخت و ناخوب ترجمه کرده است!
JoséMaría BlancoWhite
A synthesis of a thousand years of history from a philosophical and economic perspective, for the general reader. The purpose of this short essay is precisely purported in the title, no more no less. And the addendum to the title A tale of Moral and Economic Folly and Decay is very well suited. Great books are -to me- those whose authors are capable of synthesizing a lot of ideas or information into as few words as possible and making it all intelligible to the average intelligent reader. Here is one ...more
Juan Campos Alonso
My first ever approach to anarchocapitalism. Some ideas seemed like a nonsense to me. Other conclusions also triggered me and my beliefs but did not seem as a total craze. That is maybe why I found it thrilling, although I was tempted to quit its reading few times. Warning: the author often presents his own oppinion as if it was a fact.

It is not a reading for everyone but all in all, it was great to see him tackling the Status Quo, although I don't mostly agree with his conservative
Dan Coats
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
Very quick read and serves as a great primer to Hoppean political theory.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hoppe gives an account of the degeneration of society from aristocracy, rule of the best, to democracy, rule of the people, like Plato did. Crucial to Hoppe's analysis is that the change in political order corresponds to a change in the very philosophy of that society. We therefore must in Hoppe's penetrating way deconstruct the myths of state formation and the authority of the sovereign, be it the king or the demos.

What Hoppe argues is that Hobbes is wrong about the necessity of the state for
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more or less a condensed version of "Democracy, the God that Failed" which was equally overrated yet insightful nonetheless.
This book would never convince someone who wasn't already a libertarian of some stripe. His citations are always other libertarians. Nevertheless, his description of democratic governance as a "competition in the production of bads" isn't easily cast aside.
However correct Hoppe and other monarchist libertarians may be in their critiques of society, it se
Ryan Lackey
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wrongthink
This a long essay covering the same material as Hoppe's best work, Democracy: The God that Failed. In order to shorten it, little justification is given for his assertions, and for someone who isn't already a Rothbardian/Hoppean/Anarcho-Capitalist, it may be hard to accept these assertions without justification. However, it does accurately summarize the AC perspective on politics, although it doesn't go into enough detail on how to get from the status quo (large democratic states) to this end st ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hans-Hermann Hoppe one of the great libertarian scholars who left his native country of Germany for the United States in order to study under one of the greatest intellectuals of our time, Murray N. Rothbard (The Enemy of the State) from the Austrian School of Economics. Hoppe is a master of theoretical history. He tells us in the introduction to From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy: it is no my purpose here to engage in a standard history, i.e., history as it is written by historians, but ...more
Mark Geise
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy" is a long essay by Hans-Hermann Hoppe that challenges the widespread conception that the movement toward democracy has been one of continual progress. He traces the trends behind these developments and the role academics played in these processes. Prior to the rise of political kings, natural aristocrats arose as the result of superior resources, reputation, and/or talents. These aristocrats generally were looked toward to resolve disputes among other ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very deep, pithy, logical and analytical little monograph, which essentially is a condensed version of his famous critique of democracy ("Democracy, the God That Failed"). He discusses, in typical Hoppe fashion (which is to say, extremely logical and erudite) the pros and cons of the feudal system, monarchy, and especially democracy (I don't recall that he found any benefits to democracy, actually; It is probably the worst of all systems so far).
One thing I appreciate about Hoppe---whether in
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not great. Hoppe makes excellent points as to why Monarchy is superior to Democracy, but completely mischaracterizes Aristocracy as a Utopian pre-monarchical "natural order," rather than the stepping stone between Monarchy and Democracy that it actually is. He doesn't recognize that man's "natural order" is a state of sin, chaos, and misery. His "history" seems limited to northwestern Europe, and his theory to explain the political changes doesn't hold water. In reality, Monarchy was debased int ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libertarian
This book makes for a good introduction to Hoppe's work. It's basically the same content that you will find in his book A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline. However I would say this book is more similar to the second part, 'the decline'. This book/essay was good enough that it got me wanting to read more of Hoppe's work.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic short book/essay that twist the standard perspective of progress of government. Hoppe is a well-known critic of democracy, in this book arguing that even monarchy is less pernicious.
Frederick Hammill
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really felt that the author could’ve better organized his thoughts. This felt rambling at times, and seemed to make the same point different ways.
Sam Dunn
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth reading.
Terrence Daugherty
For such a short book, Hoppe's propounded theories are a lot to consider. . This work was rather enjoyable, and easily understood. The language he uses is far too simple for the most common of people to pretend that an interest in politics and economics is too difficult. I recommend everyone read this book if you're going to have an opinion on politics and economics.
The kind of deep logical political philosophy I like to contemplate, but I don't know if I'm buying what Hoppe is selling. It all fits a little too nicely into how Hoppe imagines our current situation, i.e towards the end it starts to seem like an exercise in reverse engineering a desired narrative.
Daniel Moss
Read this along with: Income Tax: Root of all Evil & The Rise and Fall of Society and you'll see very quickly why the solutions that are being proposed these days quite simply can't work because they quite literally caused the problem.
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