The most famous essay in this great collection is Murray Rothbard's "Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism and the Division of Labor"--perhaps the best explanation of the division of labor ever written. This attack also shows how statism represents a drive toward de-civilization.
And yet there is so much more here: 14 essays on the consequences of state management for society and economy: "State and Society" by Felix Morley; "Egalitarianism and Empire" by William Marina; "The New Despotism" by Robert A. Nisbet; "Politization and Political Solutions" by Jacques Ellul; "Liberty and Law" by Giovanni Sartori; "The Masses in Representative Democracy" by Michael Oakeshott; "History as Force" by Donald M. Dozer; "Official History" by Herbert Butterfield; "The Monstrosity of Government" by John A. Lukacs; "The Guaranteed Economy and Its Future" by Jonathan R. T. Hughes; "Violence as a Product of Imposed Order" by Butler D. Shaffer; and "Kinds of Order in Society" by F. A. Hayek.
Edited by Kenneth Templeton, this is an indispensible collection for anyone who wants to discover the full range of serious and sophisticated assaults on statism by modern libertarian intellectuals.
“If freedom is a necessary condition for the full development of the individual, it is by no means the only requirement. Society itself must be sufficiently developed. No one, for example, can become a creative physicist on a desert island or in a primitive society. For, as an economy grows, the range of choice open to the producer and to the consumer proceeds to multiply greatly. Furthermore, only a society with a standard of living considerably higher than subsistence can afford to devote much of its resources to improving knowledge and to developing a myriad of goods and services above the level of brute subsistence. But there is another reason that full development of the creative powers of each individual cannot occur in a primitive or undeveloped society, and that is the necessity for a wide-ranging division of labor.” (From Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism and the Division of Labor", Murray Rothbard)