The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
by Etienne de la Boetie

A libertarian classic that analyzes the reasons why people obey tyrants. He advocates passive resistance.

The introduction by Murray Rothbard is excellent.

Year Read: 1975

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