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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

Tyrants trick the public into a compliance that is neither necessary nor sustainable without deception.

  • Étienne de La Boétie (1530-1563) was a French judge, writer, and a founder of modern political philosophy in France. He is best remembered as the great and close friend of the eminent essayist Michel de Montaigne, in one of history's most notable friendships.