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Allen Mendenhall

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Allen Mendenhall is a Mises Institute Associated Scholar, Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, policy adviser for the Heartland Institute, and publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Literary Review. Visit his website at

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Anatomy of Liberty in Don Quijote de la Mancha: Religion, Feminism, Slavery, Politics, and Economics in the First Modern Novel

Book ReviewsMedia and Culture

11/18/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Allen Mendenhall reviews Eric Graf's new book on Don Quijote , which advances the liberal tradition and adds to a slowly growing stock of libertarian literary criticism.
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Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim

Book ReviewsEducationMedia and Culture

09/03/2021Mises Media
Jeff Deist and Allen Mendenhall discuss the academic pretenses and foibles punctured by Kingsley Amis in his seminal send-up of campus life, Lucky Jim .
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Allen Mendenhall—Is Intellectualism Dead?

EducationMedia and CulturePhilosophy

04/01/2021Mises Media
Are we living in a decidedly anti-intellectual age, or has America always been predisposed toward doers over thinkers? Don't miss this fascinating but sobering discussion.
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The United States Is Not a Nation: The Problem with "National Conservatism"

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


The United States is not a nation. From the very beginning it was more of a collection of various nations united by ideas of political unity and by fairly high levels of tolerance for other groups within that union. The US certainly contains nations, but it was never a single nation.

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Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed Attacks a Fake Version of Liberalism

Philosophy and Methodology


Patrick Deneen lumps everything he dislikes under the label of "liberalism." But one is left wondering if he is familiar enough with liberalism's history to pass judgment on it.

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