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Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hans-Hermann Hoppe was born on September 2, 1949, in Peine, West Germany. He attended the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M., and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for studies in philosophy, sociology, history, and economics. He earned his PhD and his "Habilitation," both from the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M.  Professor Hoppe is the author of Handeln und Erkennen (1976); Kritik der kausalwissenschaftlichen Sozialforschung (1983); Eigentum, Anarchie und Staat (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1987); Theory of Socialism and Capitalism (1988) and; The Economics and Ethics of Private Property ( 1993) and numerous  articles on philosophy, economics and the social sciences.


This book is intended to define, to motivate, and to shape a political movement. "It wants to mold classical (old) conservatives and libertarian free market advocates ideologically together in a unified bourgeois fundamental opposition to the democratic central state and its inherent parasitism and injustice (and even more so against a super- or world-state), and to generate excitement for the old idea of a natural order and (as a means to this end) of secession."

This book  represents an attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise it argues that "national defense" as provided by government is a myth not unlike the myth of socialism itself.  

"In the same way that government intervention in times of peace can generate perverse consequences in markets that do not tend toward clearing, in times of war, military intervention can thus have the effect of harming the prospects for peace and security and bringing about a permanent state of violence and political control. Truly, the political affairs of our time cry out for a complete rethinking of the issues of defense and security and the respective roles of government, the market, and society in providing them."

Hans-Hermann Hoppe has influinced the field of internatinal studies in dramatic ways.  He has developed new theories on what we felt was true of our relations with foriegn countries.  He has dispelled myths and has shaped the way we conduct politicaly with other countries.  He has helped to define the term "Government," he has broken down the realtions between money and government.  These are all vital aspects to the study of international countries.  I am planning on going into  international management therefore all of Hoppe's theories will be benificial to me when learning  how to conduct business with clients over seas.