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Ludwig von Mises: "We owe the origin and development of human society and, consequently, of culture and civilization, to the fact that work performed under the division of labor is more productive than when performed in isolation." - Epistemological Problems of Economics


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Ludwig von MisesEvery sort of chauvinism is mistaken.Liberalism p. 144Chauvinism
Ludwig von MisesAs long as nations cling to protective tariffs, migration barriers, compulsory education, interventionism and etatism, new conflicts capable of breaking out at any time into open warfare will continually arise to plague mankind.Liberalism pp. 150-51Chauvinism
Ludwig von MisesConceit and overvaluation of ones own nation are quite common. But it would be wrong to assume that hatred and contempt of foreigners are natural and innate qualities. Even soldiers fighting to kill their enemies do not hate the individual foe, if they happen to meet him apart from the battle.Omnipotent Government p. 124Chauvinism
Ludwig von MisesChauvinism has not begotten nationalism. Its chief function in the scheme of nationalist policies is to adorn the shows and festivals of nationalism. People overflow with joy and pride when the official speakers hail them as the elite of mankind and praise the immortal deeds of their ancestors and the invincibility of their armed forces. But when the words fade away and the celebration reaches its end, people return home and go to bed. They do not mount the battlehorse.Omnipotent Government p. 125Chauvinism