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Jo Ann Cavallo

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Jo Ann Cavallo (Ph.D., Yale, 1987) is professor and chair of the Italian Department at Columbia University and an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. Her latest book, The World beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto (2013), won the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies (2011).

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Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden: The Man versus the State

Media and Culture

Blog01/01/2021

The Italian film director Pietro Marcello brings us a film that visibly moves the needle toward individualism and against collectivism in all its various manifestations.

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Feudalism and Cronyism in Machiavelli’s Italy

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

12/22/2020Mises Daily Articles
Machiavelli asserts that civil society can best flourish in the absence of government intrusion.
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Feudalism and Cronyism in Machiavelli’s Italy

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

12/22/2020Mises Media
Machiavelli asserts that civil society can best flourish in the absence of government intrusion.
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A Conversation with Lipton Matthews

CapitalismMedia and CultureWorld History

"While many academics in the developing world view economics as a zero-sum game, I never entertained the argument that wealth is necessarily due to exploitation."

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From Ron Paul to Murray Rothbard: My Road to the Mises Institute

Blog10/21/2017
What seemed back in 2012 to be a distraction from my academic research has turned out to be an integral part of it.
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