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Ralph Raico

Tags World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Articles of Interest

Ralph Raico (1936-2016) was Professor Emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

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Marx's Theory of Stages: The Withering Away of the State Under Socialism

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
Ralph Raico looks at Karl Marx's stages of socialism and finds them wanting.
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A Libertarian Student's Plea

Political Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
Ralph Raico penned this anti-war article when a university student. It remains relevant today.
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Alexis de Tocqueville

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

03/09/2017Articles of Interest
Raico shows in masterful fashion how Tocqueville’s insights stemmed from his historical context and his own distinctive personality.
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Education and the New Left: A Libertarian Appreciation

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

03/01/2017Articles of Interest
On the matter of forced government schooling, the New Left has had some keen insights.
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Will the United States Survive to 1984?

Big GovernmentEducationPolitical Theory

02/23/2017Articles of Interest
In this still-relevant talk from the early 70s, Ralph Raico examines why libertarians can't rely on either the New Left or the Conservatives.
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