Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on democracy, truth, justice, beauty, poliics, envy, and ignorance

What is true, just, and beautiful is not determined by popular vote. The masses everywhere are ignorant, short-sighted, motivated by envy, and easy to fool. Democratic politicians must appeal to these masses in order to be elected. Whoever is the best demagogue will win. Almost by necessity, then, democracy will lead to the perversion of truth, justice and beauty.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

Source: http://www.hanshoppe.com/publications/hoppe_interview-anti-intellectual-intellectual.pdf

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A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on democracy

Even the Founding Fathers of the U.S., nowadays considered the model of a democracy, were strictly opposed to it. Without a single exception, they thought of democracy as nothing but mob-rule.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/hermann-hoppe2.html

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A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on democracy

it must be made clear again that the idea of democracy is immoral as well as uneconomical.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/hermann-hoppe2.html

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A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on liberty, freedom, happiness, security, government, violence, suppression, and serfdom

The recently ended twentieth century was characterized by a level of human rights violations unparalleled in all of human history. In his book Death by Government, Rudolph Rummel estimates some 170 million government-caused deaths in the twentieth century. The historical evidence appears to indicate that, rather than protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of their citizens, governments must be considered the greatest threat to human security.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

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