9781933550848-1933550848-Liberalism

Liberalism

ISBN-13: 9781933550848
ISBN-10: 1933550848
Author: Ludwig von Mises
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Format: Hardcover 207 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781933550848
ISBN-10: 1933550848
Author: Ludwig von Mises
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Format: Hardcover 207 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Ludwig von Mises wrote Liberalism comprising 207 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1933550848 and 9781933550848. Since then Liberalism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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New LvMI edition with foreword by Thomas Woods

The world has waited for a reprint, and it is here: Mises's classic statement in defense of a free society, in print again. Here is the text that has been the conscience of a global movement for liberty for 80 years. This new edition, a gorgeous hardback from the Mises Institute, features a new introduction by Thomas Woods.

It first appeared in 1927, as a followup to both his devastating 1922 book showing that socialism would fail, and his 1926 book on interventionism.

It was written to address the burning question: if not socialism, and if not fascism or interventionism, what form of social arrangements are most conducive to human flourishing? Mises's answer is summed up in the title, by which he meant classical liberalism.

Mises did more than restate classical doctrine. He gave a thoroughly modern defense of freedom, one that corrected the errors of the old liberal school by rooting the idea of liberty in the institution of private property (a subject on which the classical school was sometimes unclear). Here is the grand contribution of this volume.

"The program of liberalism, therefore, if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production... All the other demands of liberalism result from this fundamental demand."

But there are other insights too. He shows that political decentralization and secession are the best means to peace and political liberty. As for religion, he recommends the complete separation of church and state. On immigration, he favors the freedom of movement. On culture, he praised the political virtue of tolerance. On education: state involvement must end, and completely.

He deals frankly with the nationalities problem, and provides a stirring defense of rationalism as the essential foundation of liberal political order. He discusses political strategy, and the relationship of liberalism to special-interest politics.

In some ways, this is the most political book of Mises's treatises, and also one of the most inspiring books ever written on the idea of liberty. It remains the book that can set the world on fire for freedom, which is probably why it has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

How marvelous that it is finally available to English audiences again!

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