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Clarence Darrow

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Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) was an attorney who, from experience, learned that the entire state apparatus of courts, trials, and prisons was the worst single feature of the state. For this reason, he became a radical, and he wrote Resist Not Evil as his manifesto.

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The Machinery of Justice

Legal SystemInterventionism

10/19/2011Mises Daily Articles
The state furnishes no machinery for arriving at justice.
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Theory of Crime and Punishment

Legal System

08/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
Governments like death but also use public flogging, standing in the stocks, ducking, maiming, down to the humane method of penning in a cage.
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The Nature of the State

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

08/12/2011Mises Daily Articles
Government rests on violence and force; it is sustained by soldiers, policemen, and courts.
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The Impossibility of Just Judgment

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
How can the law or courts fix the exact line as to how bad a man might be to deserve punishment, and how good to excuse it?
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Resist Not Evil

Legal SystemThe Police State

Resist No Evil is a comprehensive, sweeping, compelling, and unsettling case against the criminal-justice system.
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