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Alberto Mingardi

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Public Opinion and the Promotion of Liberty

03/29/2005Mises Daily Articles
The good news is that mice can scare elephants, writes Alberto Mingardi, and that happens from time to time. It can happen again.
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Ten Books on the State

Political Theory

08/28/2002Mises Daily Articles
The main political divide of our time is between those who trust the state and those who do not. We can argue without end about economics, regulation, trade, and war, but we have not touched the core issue until we address the questions: what is the state, and how much, if any, faith should we put...
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Keep the House of Lords

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

05/28/2002Mises Daily Articles
The socialist left of Britain has targeted the House of Lords for radical reform and reconstruction. Alberto Mingardi defends the institution which is, despite its problems, something of a check on government power--at least that's been its traditional role. Democratic reform can only make the...
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Tolkien v. Power

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/21/2002Mises Daily Articles
The Lord of the Rings is the epic journey to destroy the One Ring, which symbolizes power. More precisely, the book aligns itself against power--not "economic power" or "social power," but specifically political power. This is also the central theme of the classical liberal political tradition.
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