Rothbard could have been acclaimed for just his works in history, without all his contributions to economics. The Panic of 1819, America's Great Depression, Conceived In Liberty, History of Economic Thought, and A History of Money and Banking are each structured upon Rothbard's theory of power and liberty.
Rothbard sees the liberty of the individual (social power) as the fountainhead of all human glories in opposition to state power. History cannot be imagined without theory. Historians need to understand economics.
From the Rothbard Graduate Seminar, sponsored by Alice J. Lillie.
Tom Woods, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, is the author of a dozen books, most recently Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion. Tom's articles have appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages. Tom hosts the Tom Woods Show, a libertarian podcast that releases a new episode every weekday. With Bob Murphy, he co-hosts Contra Krugman, a weekly podcast that refutes Paul Krugman's New York Times column.