To see his discussion of the six stages of Government, go here. It provides an interesting perspective on the reasons for the rise and fall of nations as well as the inevitable devolution of government into a State. It is helpful in putting today’s problems with government/State into context.
An exerpt from this piece follows:
In all places, the same results are brought about by force of the same sociopsychological causes. The necessity of keeping the subjects in order and at the same time of maintaining them at their full capacity for labor leads step by step from the fifth to the sixth stage, in which the state, by acquiring full intranationality and by the evolution of “Nationality,” is developed in every sense.