The Serville State has endured as Belloc's most important political work. The effect of socialist doctrine on capitalist society, Belloc wrote, is to produce a third thing different from either - the servile state, today commonly called the welfare state.
Hilaire Belloc was one of the most important and versatile authors of the 20th century. A social commentator and a master of finely crafted prose, he wrote numerous books on social, historical and theological topics. His books include The Path to Rome; The Battleground: Syria and Palestine, the Seed Plot of Religion; and many more.