Étienne de La Boétie

Étienne de La Boétie

(1530 - 1563)
BIO

Of Étienne de La Boétie (1530–1563) Murray Rothbard wrote that he “has been best remembered as the great and close friend of the eminent essayist Michel de Montaigne, in one of history’s most notable friendships. But he would be better remembered, as some historians have come to recognize, as one of the seminal political philosophers, not only as a founder of modern political philosophy in France but also for the timeless relevance of many of his theoretical insights.”

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The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

By Étienne de La Boétie

States are more vulnerable than people think. They can collapse in an instant — when consent is withdrawn.

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