Un ensayo muy interesante de Jeffrey Hummel sobre las causas de la formación del Estado y el requisito para su eventual extinción: The Will to Be Free: The Role of Ideology in National Defense. El artículo forma parte del compendio sobre anarco-capitalismo editado por Hans Hoppe: The Myth of National Defense.
Hoppe resume así la aportación de Hummel:
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel begins with a discussion of the anthropological preconditions of State formation and the reasons for the historical triumph of States over Stateless societies. He explores the reasons—population size, geography, political decentralization, wealth and technology—for the success of some States and world regions and the failure of others. In particular, Hummel investigates and emphasizes the importance of ideas and ideological convictions, of motivation and morale, in war and defense. Finally, he ponders the ideological requirements of liberating oneself of the "macroparasitism" of one’s own State and the prospects of defending a free territory against the potential aggression of another, foreign State. Hummel expresses considerable optimism regarding the effectiveness of such a defense—because free societies will be wealthier and technologically more advanced than statist societies—but cautions that the maintenance of a free society (rather than a regression to Statism) requires eternal ideological vigilance on the part of the public.