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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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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

05/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain — our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since...

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America's Will to War: The Turning Point

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

04/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
The major cause of the transformation from freedom to servitude has been America's involvement in war and preparation for war...

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Introduction to 'Great Wars and Great Leaders'

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

03/29/2011Audio/Video
From the 18th century to our own time, the liberal tradition has stood firmly against war, based both on principle and on the reality of how and why wars begin, and also the wicked damage they do to society. The excuses for wars mask the underlying reason for them, writes Ralph Raico. This audio...

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Neither the Wars Nor the Leaders Were Great

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

03/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
From the 18th century to our own time, the liberal tradition has stood firmly against war, based both on principle and on the reality of how and why wars begin, and also the wicked damage they do to society. The excuses for wars mask the underlying reason for them.

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/08/2010Books
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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