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By far the most numerous and most flagrant violations of personal liberty and individual rights are performed by governments. The major crimes throughout history, the ones executed on the largest scale, have been committed not by individuals or bands of individuals but by governments, as a deliberate policy of those governments, that is, by the official representatives of governments, acting in their official capacity.

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Submitted by Normando on October 22, 2020

John Hospers

(1918-2011) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, author

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