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About Etienne de la Boetie

1530 - 1563

Of Étienne de La Boétie (1530–1563) Murray Rothbard wrote that he "has been best remembered as the great and close friend of the eminent essayist Michel de Montaigne, in one of history's most notable friendships. But he would be better remembered, as some historians have come to recognize, as one of the seminal political philosophers, not only as a founder of modern political philosophy in France but also for the timeless relevance of many of his theoretical insights." Read the rest of Rothbard's introduction.

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