Stateless?——Murray Rothbard

Stateless?

For if the bulk of the public were really convinced of the illegitimacy of the State, if it were convinced that the State is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large, then the State would soon collapse to take on no more status or breadth of existence than another Mafia gang. Hence the necessity of the State’s employment of ideologists and hence the State’s age-old alliance with the Court intellectuals who weave the apologia for State rule.”

Murray Rothbard

COURT INTELLECTUALS

In return for fabricating an ideological cover for its exploitation of the masses of subjects or taxpayers, these “court intellectuals” are rewarded with the power, wealth, and prestige of a junior partnership in the ruling elite. Whereas in pre-industrial times these apologists for State rule were associated with the clergy, in modern times—at least since the Progressive Era in the U.S.—they have been drawn increasingly from the academy.”

https://hr.toolbox.com/blogs/orrinwoodward/court-intellectuals-081213