"It is interesting to observe that in the year 1935 the average individual's incurious attitude towards the phenomenon of the State is precisely what his attitude was toward the phenomenon of the Church in the year, say, 1500. ... it does not appear to have occurred to the Church-citizen of that day, any more than it occurs to the State-citizen of the present, to ask what sort of institution it was that claimed his allegiance."
Albert Jay Nock
(1870-1945) American libertarian author, editor, educational theorist, Georgist, social critic
Our Enemy, the State, c. 1935 (Delavan: Hallberg, 1983), p. 34