In war, State power is pushed to its ultimate, and, under the slogans of “defense” and “emergency,” it can impose a tyranny upon the public such as might be openly resisted in time of peace. War thus provides many benefits to a State, and indeed every modern war has brought to the warring peoples a permanent legacy of increased State burdens upon society.
Murray N. Rothbard
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 80–81
1. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker (2009)
2. The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill (1948)
3. Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War by Pat Buchanan (2008)