Thomas Jacob: Professor Hoppe, you are known as a critic of the state and of political centralization. Doesn’t the coronavirus prove that central states and central government regulations are necessary?
Hans-Hermann Hoppe: On the contrary.
Of course, the various central states and international organizations, such as the EU or the World Health Organization (WHO), have tried to use the covid-19 pandemic to their own advantage, i.e., to expand their power over their respective subjects, to try out how far one can go with ordering other people around in the face of an initially vague and then systematically dramatized danger of a global epidemic. And the extent to which this has succeeded, up to and including a general house arrest, is frightening. [continue reading…]
A new book and supporting website, Hoppe Unplugged (in German) [PDF], has been released. Compiled by Thomas Jacob, the full title of the book is Hoppe Unplugged: Ansichten, Einsichten and Provokationen aus Interviews und Reden von Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe [Views, insights and provocations from interviews and speeches by Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe].
The accompanying website also contains a Video Library, or Videothek, which supplements the book with videosthat correspond to the chapters in the book; and a Library, or Bibliothek, a supplement to the booklet which is divided into Hoppe’s main works and works by other authors.
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society will be held from Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 (arrivals) to Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 (departures), in Bodrum, Turkey, at the Hotel Karia Princess. Those interested in attending future meetings should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Thomas Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Administrative Secretary/Membership), regarding conditions, availability, and requirements. For information about the 2019 Annual Meeting, or previous meetings, see here.
The initial list of speakers for the 2020 Annual Meeting follows:
Das Buch enthält Reden, Aufsätze und Interviews von Hans-Hermann Hoppe der vergangenen Jahre. Der vorliegende Band vermittelt einen weiten und tiefen Einblick in die Gedankenwelt Hans-Hermann Hoppes. Wer Anteil nehmen möchte an der Fortentwicklung der Menschheit in Freiheit, Frieden und Wohlstand, tut gut daran, sich die Gedankenwelt dieses Autors unserer Zeit ernsthaft zu Gemüte zu führen.
[The book contains speeches, essays and interviews by Hans-Hermann Hoppe from the past few years. The present volume provides a broad and deep insight into the world of thought Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Anyone who would like to take part in the further development of humanity in freedom, peace and prosperity would do well to seriously examine the thoughts of this author of our time.]
From the Mises Institute conference “The Economics of Fascism” [Auburn, Alabama; 7-8 October 2005], professor Hoppe’s talk “The Economic Doctrine of the Nazis,” with Spanish subtitles. Original version below.