Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

The Rise and Fall of Society

An Essay on the Economic Forces That Underlie Social Institutions

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


This may be Frank Chodorov's best work overall. Murray Rothbard called this book "Frank's final flowering … his last ideological testament, the brilliantly written The Rise and Fall of Society."
But this book has been woefully overlooked. It appeared just after the takeover of the American Right by statists and warmongers. The Old Right, of which Chodorov was a last survivor, had died out; so there was no one to promote his work. It is amazing that Rise and Fall was published at all. Now it is available as an ebook.
This book is short but pithy and enormously powerful. Chodorov patterned it after the work of his beloved mentor, Albert Jay Nock — reworking Nock's classic Our Enemy, the State into Chodorov's own elegant style.
The Rise and Fall of Society is accessible and entertaining, perfectly suited for classroom use or as a primer on economics and society. Herein, insight abounds.

The Rise and Fall of Society
View in iTunes
  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Published: Jun 20, 2011
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Seller: Ludwig von Mises Institute for Austrian Economics
  • Print Length: 194 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book.