Tuesday, 4 June 2002

On the occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee

”From the vantage point of elementary economic theory and in light of historical evidence, then, a revisionist view of modern history results. The Whig theory of history, according to which mankind marches continually forward toward ever higher levels of progress, is incorrect. From the viewpoint of those who prefer less exploitation over more and who value far-sightedness and individual responsibility above short-sightedness and irresponsibility, the historic transition from monarchy to democracy represents not progress but civilizational decline.”
From Chapter 2 of Democracy – The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.