The Russian Revolution and the Challenge to Liberty
Conferees explored the history of the Russian Revolution and the nature of the challenges to individual liberty it posed.
From Liberty Fund
By Ludwig von Mises
Translated by J. Kahane
Foreword by F. A. Hayek
More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: “It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the…
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