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Mises on Fascism, Democracy, and Other Questions

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is in the Rothbardian spirit of respectful engagement with the thought of Ludwig von Mises that this paper, dealing with a few key issues of politics raised by Mises’s Liberalism , is offered. Volume 12, Number 1 (1996)...
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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality

Political Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like the United States, Australia has a libertarian political party. As in the United States it is plagued with dissension and gets very few votes. Once called the Workers party, it is now called the Progress party. Upon its formation it was immediately identified by the press and much of the...
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West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Students and admirers of Adam Smith will welcome Edwin West's reappraisal of the relationship between Smith and Cantillon. They have come to expect that each new effort by West will be a treat, and they have come to accept that each will be ever so slightly biased in favor of Smith. West's...
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Shackle: A Critical Sampling

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The works of Shackle are a mixed bag. There is no better critique of the modern Neoclassical orthodoxy than his Epistemics and Economics and few worse analyses of Keynes than his essay "Keynes and the Nature of Human Affairs". We do not have a unified coherent body of thought but rather...
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Secession Reconsidered

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The idea of secession has been around ever since there have been governments. It is an especially relevant topic today, as the emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe attempt to form new, stable political and economic units. The idea of secession, however, should not be limited to new...
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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The Sanctuary Society and its Enemies

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
At least two fundamental principles of Western law had their origin in Mosaic Israel. The first principle was the rule of law itself: every resident was to be protected equally by the civil law. The second principle was open immigration. The nation’s treatment of the immigrant served as a...
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Law and Liberty: A Comparison of Hayek and Bastiat

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper compares the work of two pioneers in the field of law and liberty: F. A. Hayek and his predecessor, Frédéric Bastiat. Both these writers treat government by law as a necessary condition for the emergence of a free-market system; and they also warn that the substitution of distributive...
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Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
"We are passing through the most serious moment in the history of the world since the year 410 A.D.-the year of the fall of the Roman Empire and the capture of Rome by the barbarian king, Alaric." So commented Herbert Hoover on May 25, 1940, to the bar association of Nassau County, New...
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The Isolationist as Collectivist: Lawrence Dennis and The Coming of World War II

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To most historians, and to much of the general public as well, the name of the late Lawrence Dennis has long been associated with American "fascism." Arthur S. Link calls him "the intellectual leader and principal adviser of the fascist groups." Charles C. Alexander sees him as...
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