Jeff Deist on Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed-The Human Action Podcast

Jeff Deist

Why don’t elections bring harmony and closure rather than ever greater political friction? HansHermann Hoppe explained all of the fundamental problems with mass democracy more than 20 years ago in Democracy: The God That Failed.

Jeff Deist finishes his series on this devastating classic with a look at Hoppe’s final chapters, critiquing conservatism, liberalism, and constitutionalism. Why do both conservatism and liberalism fail? (hint: democratic mechanisms). Liberalism is property, not majority rule, and all governments tend to attack rather than defend property over time. So what is the best way forward, combining a liberal economic program with the old conservative understanding of natural order? And how do we get there? Don’t miss this discussion of Hoppe’s most controversial and forward-looking book.”

https://mises.org/library/jeff-deist-hoppes-democracy-god-failed