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Etienne de la Boétie, The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude [1576]

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, trans. Harry Kurz (1942).

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Boetie asks one of the most basic questions of political theory: why is it that a minority of rulers can remain in power over a majority of subjects who pay all the taxes. His answer is that most of the subjects willingly submit to rule by a minority.

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