Anti-Dictator: The

Anti-Dictator: The "Discours Sur La Servitude Volontaire" of Etienne De La Boetie


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2016 Reprint of 1942 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This famous essay asserts that tyrants have power because the people give it to them. La Boetie linked together obedience and domination, a relationship which would be later elaborated by anarchist thinkers. By advocating a solution of simply refusing to support the tyrant, he became one of the earliest advocates of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance. “To him, the great mystery of politics was obedience to rulers. Why in the world do people agree to be looted and otherwise oppressed by government overlords? It is not just fear, Boetie explains in “The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude,” for our consent is required. And that consent can be non-violently withdrawn.”—Lew Rockwell

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ISBN-13: 9781684220168
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.19(d)

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