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The Best of the OLL No. 10: James M. Buchanan, “The Threat of Leviathan” (1975)
This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This one comes from James Buchanan’s book *The Limits of Liberty* in which he warns of the dangers posed by an ever growing democratic and bureaucratic government which would soon become a “Leviathan” state.