In June 2013, I had an opportunity to get to know H.S.H. Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. We had fruitful discussions on the nature of the state and its relationship with freedom. I didn't realise that he had written a book dealing with these issues which I happened to study with great intensity at the time of our encounter. It was a fascinating experiece to be talking to a person versed both in the practice of statesmanship and in the theory of the state. From our two one-on-one exchanges, I remember him as a spirited and fair discussant, and a man of natural dignity, radiant warmth and deep concern for freedom.
A little survey of the country: