Empires’ collapse – some libertarian thoughts

The Price of Liberty

The death of Elizabeth Windsor and her recent appointment of Liz as new prime minister prompted us to ask about Britain’s fate – something the media and the talking heads (political and media and celebrity) won’t. It triggered some further thoughts here at TPOL on the fate of empires in general.

Empires are viewed by many of us lovers of liberty with suspicion and hatred, for good reason. They have someone or some group as “supreme rulers” over multiple territories and people – often by conquest and always by force. Even if the submission is (at least initially) voluntary.

Empires and imperial ambitions are enemies of liberty and people. Or are they?


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