Crisis and Leviathan By Robert Higgs


“A book of major importance, thoroughly researched, closely argued, and meticulously documented. It should be high on the reading list of every serious student of the American political system.” — Political Science Quarterly

“An important, powerful, and profoundly disturbing book.” —James M. Buchanan, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science, Journal of Economic History

“A thoughtful and challenging work.” — Harper’s

“Insightful, compelling, and clear, Higgs breaks new ground in explicating the most important socio-political trend of our time—the growth of American government.” — the Freeman

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  • B.K. Marcus

    Crisis & Leviathan

    Crisis & Leviathan by Robert Higgs Where did Big Government come from? We all know that the 20th century saw the state grow and grow, but how and why did it do so? Crisis & Leviathan shows that governments grow in response to national “crises,” both real and imagined, both economic and military. The Independent Institute calls Crisis & Leviathan “One of the most important books ever written on the nature of government power.” Have you read it? Please share your thoughts. Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_crisis-and-leviathan

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