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"The State, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing."
Albert Jay Nock (more quotes by Albert Jay Nock or books by/about Albert Jay Nock)
(1870-1945) American libertarian author, editor, educational theorist, Georgist, social critic
Authority, Hypocrisy, Morality, Statism