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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2017
Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Is the Market Our God?

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/03/2016

Not realizing that markets merely reflect the values of consumers, theologian Harvey Cox imagines that markets somehow force consumers to shop.

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What's Driving Global Populism?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/12/2017The Austrian
Judis’s mistakes about economics lead him to miss key aspects of the populist movement that culminated in Trump.

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Theory and History

World HistoryAustrian Economics Overview

07/22/2015Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2015.

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Hoppe on Democracy, Progress, and the State

World HistoryPolitical Theory

12/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon explains how Hans-Hermann Hoppe, while avoiding undue pessimism, takes the conventional view of "progress" in Western society and turns the narrative on its head...

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Thinkers Who Challenged the State

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
While we are told today that an anarchist society is unachievable, the ancients believed such a society to be achievable but undesirable. The world would have to wait for later theorists like Bastiat and Oppenheimer, who explained the true costs of the state.

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The Critics of the War Party: From William Graham Sumner to Murray Rothbard

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

10/10/2014Audio/Video
From the session on "The Changing and Permanent War Parties," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 23 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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Murray Rothbard and Revisionist History

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/31/2014Audio/Video
Presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 27 October 2012.

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