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Tienne La Botie ☤ Drawn from James B Atkinson and David Sices Montaigne Selected Essays, this annotated translation of tienne de La Bo tie s political masterpiece offers an ideal opportunity to become acquainted with the thought of a brilliant though short lived sixteenth century French thinker known for his mortal and sworn hatred for all vice, as his friend Michel de Montaigne put it, but particularly for that sordid traffic concocted under the honorable title of justice Atkinson s Introduction fleshes out a portrait of the life and work of this Renaissance poet, scholar, and magistrate whose insistence on viewing customary practices with a cold eye made him a beacon of conscience not only for Montaigne but for such later readers of him as Emerson, Thoreau, Tolstoy, and Gandhi La Boetie s youthful exercise here is damn good Written 1549, age 18.Real power lies with the people, not tyrants, and it s the duty of these oppressed people to rise An individual omitting courage is corrupted with the desire for complacency, safety and servitude and he is as morally culpable as the tyrant.Frustratingly to La Boetie, liberty does not seem to be a natural desire in many men because they have never experienced it In the end, however, the individual who rises to fight tyran La Boetie s youthful exercise here is damn good Written 1549, age 18.Real power lies with the people, not tyrants, and it s the duty of these oppressed people to rise An individual omitting courage is corrupted with the desire for complacency, safety and servitude and he is as morally culpable as the tyrant.Frustratingly to La Boetie, liberty does not seem to be a natural desire in many men because they have never experienced it In the end, however, the individual who rises to fight tyranny by just simple nonviolent resistance will be thrown to the gallows or something La Boetie then asks How can he have so many arms to beat you with, if he does not borrow them from you Thus, if only the people could realize the collective power of their collective power This work founded modern political philosophy in France, says the first sentence on the wiki page And he was Montaigne s dear friend and hugely influenced him But what is influence if not stabs at liberty ,.idk..anyways Also some other big names were influenced Of course also influenced you know, like, ordinary people and shit to.This work was heavily circulated in France for awhile, also banned at times Interestingly, La Bo tie opposed religious toleration, arguing that allowing Protestants and Catholics to both conduct worship services would undermine the crown wikipedia The French Wars of Religion began in 1562, La Boetie would die one year later from kidney stone complications with Montaigne at his side.Quick, fresh, fun one hour read This is a paper written by a 20 something young french man nearly 500 years ago Fascinating that the topic and his thoughts are still valid, that people didn t change that much And fascinating that with just one mouseclick we have access to this piece of work, for free How different was it 500 years ago. Just read this article on the book by Murray Rothbard commentary on the book and a must read so you understand the book better I love this book since it gives a hope for liberty in the future through a nonviolent means It also makes you understand how this can be done, through education of the minds Everything else is secondary.Previous review This is available at as an audio book mp3 for free It i Just read this article on the book by Murray Rothbard commentary on the book and a must read so you understand the book better I love this book since it gives a hope for liberty in the future through a nonviolent means It also makes you understand how this can be done, through education of the minds Everything else is secondary.Previous review This is available at as an audio book mp3 for free It includes the Introduction by Rothbard This book is available in pdf for free at.This was a fascinating short narrative, which reads almost poetically, on the subjugation of man or the masses by despots It wonders how the many can be coerced by so few He makes many good points of why this is He then goes on to explain how the many can reject this oppression in a relatively peaceful way He does miss the one point of why it is difficult to reject tyranny, which is, when only a few reject the tyranny then the masses cannot overcome the subjection of one There must be a critical mass of the few that can make the change though, as was seen in the revolutionary war of the United States Even though it is well accepted that the people carried the yoke of oppression from the British government many of the people still accepted this tyranny and wished that the colonies would not revolt This put a great hamper on the people to overcome the king.Below I argue that tyranny has been invading the American life for quite some time I would say that the tyranny of those in the national government has also become burdensome This process has been occurring since the beginning of the creation of the constitution as the meanings and protections it provides have becomeandobscured This seems to have happened by a dividing of the people in two groups One group that is anti war not really, they just want to go at a slower pace and pro nannyism the slow takeover of all parts of peoples lives The other group is anti nannyism not really, they just want to go at a slower pace and pro war Although there is much rhetoric between the two groups they seem to be, I paraphrase, two wings of the same cruel bird.The narrative explained how the masses are willing to subjugate themselves This was done by feeding the people occasional lavish dinners and providing shows and other entertainment to the people Does this sound familiar As seen from above today it is done by claiming that they need to protect us from the unseen or from far out possibilities thereby creating a military that has gotten out of control that are sent the whole world over to protect us by protecting others and by causing ravages the world over in the name of protection all the while killing its own citizens and 100s of thousands of others They have also done this by giving handouts to the people by giving us drugs and making us addicts , by promising continual health for all the people, by giving us food and shelter, by giving us shows and other free things, by claiming to make our old age safe and secure All the while they do this they do not mention that they have taken farfrom us than what they give back We have seen a slowing in the economy in the last century caused by all these handouts We have seen hidden taxes inflation, taxing of corporations, etc and not so hidden taxes payroll tax, etc increase without restraint Disowned by friends and foes alike, this powerful essay a poetic defence of resistance to groundless authority represents the power of youthful idealism, and a premature statement of the sort of egalitarian libertarianism that would only fully mature in centuries to come It s hard to believe when it was written Not quite anarchic, but getting there, this little pamphlet is a vigorous cry for liberty and natural equality between human beings The depravities of self assured rulers, and the i Disowned by friends and foes alike, this powerful essay a poetic defence of resistance to groundless authority represents the power of youthful idealism, and a premature statement of the sort of egalitarian libertarianism that would only fully mature in centuries to come It s hard to believe when it was written Not quite anarchic, but getting there, this little pamphlet is a vigorous cry for liberty and natural equality between human beings The depravities of self assured rulers, and the ideological vacuity of their claims for power, are decried and deconstructed But if this were all, the book would have only limited relevance for today The true wonder of the book is its powerful analysis of the self enslavement of the masses of people their voluntary servitude , their acquiescence to the power of elites La Bo tie makes the case that bad rulers can only be kept in power as long as people ALLOW them to remain in power If people were to withhold their tacit or active support, the house of cards, the politicians pack of lies, would disappear, and the natural equality and liberty of people would, by its own accord, reassert itself This is a bold claim, but if you look at what Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and countless other demonstrators and revolutionaries, have done whether by violent or non violent means , is to prove the truth of this point Not lacking in over confidence, the essay may seem naive but in an age when the power of kings and princes was ever present, and when the natural liberty of people was perennially at stake, this book was a vital cry in the wilderness and in our OWN age of democratic platitudes, where the sheepish nature of the masses is hidden, his message isimportant than ever In fact, recognising that the power of the politicians rests on our acceptance, can liberate us from our self imposed shackles Reading La Bo tie can, with a bit of luck, help turn the people individuals, families and communities struggling under externally imposed claims of subjugation from the current meek and sheepish followers of power into self loving brotherhood of wolves Its message of the emptiness of power, and the ease by which it can be removed by a fiat of the people, should cause shivers down the spineless spine, and tremors in the heartless heart, of overconfident tyrants 3.5 stars A brilliant pamphlet for these times, from quite some time ago 1550 Why can people be dictators, kings or presidents because we let them It s not completely solid, but it is a rewarding read that gets you thinking. Huge disappointment Answers and arguments to the answers are not structured or logical Examples are repetitive. AN IDEA WHO S TIME SHOULD COME Tyrants would distribute largess, a bushel of wheat, a gallon of wine, and a sesterce and then everybody would shamelessly cry, Long live the King The fools did not realize that they were merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that their ruler could not have given them what they were receiving without having first taken it from them Pg 70 I found this little book, unread, at the bottom of a draw buried probably forthan thirty years AN IDEA WHO S TIME SHOULD COME Tyrants would distribute largess, a bushel of wheat, a gallon of wine, and a sesterce and then everybody would shamelessly cry, Long live the King The fools did not realize that they were merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that their ruler could not have given them what they were receiving without having first taken it from them Pg 70 I found this little book, unread, at the bottom of a draw buried probably forthan thirty years My copy s copyrighted in 1975 I m glad I found it, and I m glad to have read it.La Boetie speaks well of liberty and ill of tyranny Who doesn t Those who d eagerly trade your liberty for the chance to scatter a few unearned crumbs on your neighbor s plate, probably louder than most La Boetie, however, was honest and perceptive enough to recognize the elephant in the room What one eloquent novelist philosopher, four centuries after The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude was written, would refer to as, the sanction of the victim See Atlas Shrugged , Part II, Chapter 4 Recommendation For the libertarian, non violent anarchist, streak in all of us who haven t conceded defeat Read for a scientific work course at uni Interesting analysis and criticism, when considering the time it was written, but also in regards to its relevance in today s society which I ll better address later There are some very pertinent points brought up, especially regarding basic human rights and equality However, those topics were not very thoroughly explored and the argumentation in general was deeply lacking, based heavily among others on examples out of literary works, which over Read for a scientific work course at uni Interesting analysis and criticism, when considering the time it was written, but also in regards to its relevance in today s society which I ll better address later There are some very pertinent points brought up, especially regarding basic human rights and equality However, those topics were not very thoroughly explored and the argumentation in general was deeply lacking, based heavily among others on examples out of literary works, which over became very repetitive.To getinto specifics, La Boetie has an interesting approach to the way resistance to a dictator should be exercised, appearing very opposed to violence When considering contemporary examples of civil disobedience and its current relevance, what is proposed in this treaty becomes muchinteresting, however weak his argumentation for the cause might come through Still, the author s reluctance to criticize his own government, especially when facing the disgust he exhibits speaking about ancient east european west asian governments among others , contributes to the reader s own perception that La Boetie s argumentation is not solid at all