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Toban Wiebe at Libertarian Anarchy has a pretty solid review of the main thesis of Hans Hermann-Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed at “Monarchy vs. Democracy and The Decline of Civilization”. My favorite quote:
Democracy is fairer in the sense that the opportunity to rule is universal, whereas monarchy only allows for arbitrary family rule. In other words, if there must be rulers, then it’s more just that the rulers are selected through open competition than by arbitrary heredity. But this was the fateful error of the classical liberals: to see exclusivity rather than privilege as the problem. They merely replaced personal privileges (of the king) with functional privileges (of the democratic ruler). Of course, the real solution is to remove the privilege of ruling altogether, so that there is no ruler-ruled distinction. (emphasis mine)
Check it out.