World History / David Gordon

Back to David Gordon's profile

Displaying 71 - 76 of 76

Property and Freedom, by Richard Pipes

World HistoryPrivate Property

07/01/2000Mises Review
Mr. Pipes has written a very good book, but he has made life difficult for me as a reviewer. He defends the importance of property rights throughout the book, but he does not argue systematically,
Read More

John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control, by Joseph Hamburger

BiographiesWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

04/01/2000Mises Review
As usual Murray Rothbard was right. In his Classical Economics, he contrasts John Stuart Mill with his father James Mill: "Instead of possessing a hard-nosed cadre intellect, John Stuart was the quintessence of soft rather than hard core,
Read More

The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order, by Francis Fukuyama

World HistoryPolitical Theory

12/01/1999Mises Review
This is not a bad book, but almost every major thesis in it is wrong or unproved. According to our author, human society depends to a large extent on "social capital."
Read More

"Catholicism, Calvinism, and the Comparative Development of Economic Doctrine," by David Prychitko

World History

12/01/1999Mises Review
In the course of a largely appreciative review of Murray Rothbard's An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, David Prychitko, who has long positioned himself as an anti-Rothbardian, makes a few mistakes worthy of attention.
Read More

The Racial Contract, by Charles Mills

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/01/1998Mises Review
Charles W. Mills has, by his own estimation, located a crucial gap in Western political and ethical theory from the Enlightenment to Rawls and Nozick. Charles W. Mills has, by his own estimation, located a crucial gap in Western political and ethical theory from the Enlightenment to Rawls and...
Read More

The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson And The French Revolution, by Conor O'Brien

U.S. HistoryWorld History

04/01/1997Mises Review
Conor Cruise O'Brien lets the mask drop on of his deplorable new book.
Read More
Shield icon library