Modern Editions of Classic Worksrnfor Readers TodayrnTHE STATErnBy Anthony de JasayrnWith a Wew Prefacern”Strikingly original…. De Jasay offers the most compelling account ofrnwhat is wrong and dangerous about the state.”rn—^Alan RyanrnT he State is an idiosyncratic and brilliant analysis of modern politicalrnarrangements that views the state as acting in its own interestrncontrary to the interests of individuals and even of an entire society. AsrnHobel laureate James Buchanan has observed, Jasay subjects the state torna “solid, foundational analysis, grounded in an understanding ofrneconomic theory, informed by political philosophy and a deep sense ofrnhistory.” The results include a “devastating critique of the absurdities ofrnmodern welfare economics.” Jasay traces the logical and historicalrnprogression of the state from a modest-sized protector of life andrnproperty through its development into what he believes to be an “agilernseducer of democratic majorities, to the welfare-dispensing drudge that it is today.” Can,rnJasay wonders, this seemingly inexorable expansion of the state be stopped? Or, “Is thernrational next step [for the state] a totalitarian enhancement of its power?” Originally publishedrnin England in 1985, The State presents what another reviewer termed “a disturbingly logicalrn’agenda’ for the state in pursuit of its ‘self-fulfillment.'”rnAnthony de Jasay is the author also of Social Contract, ffee Ride (1989) and AgainstrnFolitics (1997).rn318 + xii pages. Preface, author’s note, introduction, index.rnHardcover $17.00 0-86597-170-6rnPaperback $ 9.00 0-86597-171-4rn(Indiana residents add 5% sales tax)rn”Conceived in Liberty”rnFor a nation “conceived in liberty,” the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsiblernindividuals is a never-ending obligation. Tb encourage this deliberation. Liberty Fund—arnprivate educational foundation established in 1960—makes available a wide range of outstandingrnbooks. In keeping with the Fund’s mission, books are both beautifully produced andrnpriced to ensure their availability to all serious readers. Each title explores some aspect of therninterrelationship of liberty and responsibility in individual life, society, governance, or economics.rnAccordingly, our publications include the works of Adam Smith, David Hume, Lord Acton,rnLudwig von Mises, Nobel laureates F. A. Hayek and James Buchanan, crucial political writingsrnof the American founding era, and other landmark works in philosophy, law, social and politicalrnthought, and education. We invite you to request a free copy of our catalogue.rnCall 800-955-8335 T •. .4, p “U ^^ P^VrnVOK 317-579-6060 L/lPerty m n Q UPS shipping onrnor write: @ | 3 ^ | [ ^ | ^ | prepaid orders.rn8335 Allison Pointe Ti-ail, Suite 300, Dept. CHR8, Indianapolis, IN 46250rnExplore Liberty Fund’s catalogue on the World Wide Webrnat www.Libertyfund.orgrnrnrn