discourse of voluntary servitude by de la boétie 1576 (PDF)

Estienne de la Boetie asks one of the most basic questions of political theory: why is it that a minority of rulers can remain in power over a majority of subjects who pay all the taxes?  His answer is that most of the subjects willingly submit to rule by a minority. For further insight enjoy this free book available with gratitude from the Online Library of Liberty; NOTE this link takes you out of the NEU site: Download PDF

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