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Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)

by George H. Smith

Franz Oppenheimer, a German sociologist, wrote a comprehensive explanation of the history of the state as a history of conquest.

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Ortega y Gasset, José (1883-1955)

by David Fitzsimons and Lester Hunt

José Ortega y Gasset was a philosopher who wrote on the evils of state power and the way society grew and changed after the Industrial Revolution.

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Orwell, George (1903-1950)

by David Ramsay Steele

A well-known novelist and essayist, George Orwell’s social criticisms against totalitarianism still remain relevant today.

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Ostrom, Vincent (1919-2012) and Elinor (1933-2012)

by Paul Dragos Aligica

The Ostroms founded the Bloomington School of Institutional Analysis at the University of Indiana, dedicated to self-governance and evaluating state institutions.