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Nation, State, and Economy (1919)

Ludwig von Mises


A nation that believes in itself and its future, a nation that means to stress the sure feeling that its members are bound to one another not merely by accident of birth but also by the common possession of a culture that is valuable above all to each of them, would necessarily be able to remain unperturbed when it saw individual persons shift to other nations.Nation, State, and Economyp. 76Migration
After all, culture is wealth. Without well-being, without wealth, there never has been culture.Nation, State, and Economyp. 74Culture
All attempts to create a substantive international law through whose application disputes among nations could be decided have miscarried.Nation, State, and Economyp. 90International Law
All pacifism not based on a liberal economic order built on private ownership of the means of production always remains utopian.Nation, State, and Economyp. 94Pacifism
Community of language binds and difference of language separates persons and peoples.Nation, State, and Economyp. 13Language
Economic history is the development of the division of labor.Nation, State, and Economyp. 134Division of Labor
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.Nation, State, and Economyp. 152War and Peace
Every conservative policy, however, is fated from the start to fail; after all, its essence is to stop something unstoppable, to resist a development that cannot be impeded.Nation, State, and Economyp. 119Conservatism
Every reactionary lacks intellectual independence.Nation, State, and Economyp. 119Conservatism
For fully developed imperialism, the individual no longer has value. He is valuable to it only as a member of the whole, as a soldier of an army.Nation, State, and Economyp. 78Imperialism
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