just semantics

“No collection of Mafia or private bank robbers can begin to compare with all the Hiroshimas, Dresdens, and Lidices and their analogues through the history of mankind. … In fact, the state provides an easy, legitimated channel for crime and aggression, since it has its very being in the crime of tax theft, and the coerced monopoly of ‘protection.’ It is the state, indeed, that functions as a mighty ‘protection racket’ on a giant and massive scale.”

– Murray N. Rothbard, “Society without a State”

(See also: SEMANTICS)


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