In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for the first time
in man's history, classical liberal and libertarian movements
arose which managed to roll back a great deal of State power,
and to allow man's individual, group, and social faculties to
grow and prosper in relative freedom. The result was an era of
partial liberty, the flowering of modern industry and the relief
of at least part of the earth from the age-old scourge of famine.
In the twentieth century, the State has re-fast...