?Let me state this as plainly as possible. The enemy is the state. There are other enemies too, but none so fearsome, destructive, dangerous, or culturally and economically debilitating. No matter what other proximate enemy you can name ? big business, unions, victim lobbies, foreign lobbies, medical cartels, religious groups, classes, city dwellers, farmers, left-wing professors, right-wing blue-collar workers, or even bankers and arms merchants ? none are as horrible as the hydra known as the leviathan state. If you understand this point ? and only this point ? you can understand the core of libertarian strategy.? Column by Lew Rockwell.