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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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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

11/24/2010Mises Daily Articles
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila. If Harry Truman was not a war criminal, then no one ever was.

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Harry Truman: Advancing the Revolution

BiographiesU.S. History

11/16/2010Mises Daily Articles
Truman's predecessor had vastly expanded federal power, especially the power of the president, in what amounted to a revolution in American government. Under Truman, that revolution was consolidated and advanced beyond what even Franklin Roosevelt had ever dared hope for...

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Mises on Fascism

11/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
No one could have admired and respected Ludwig von Mises more than did Murray Rothbard, who dedicated his magnum opus in economic theory, Man, Economy, and State , to his great mentor. Yet Rothbard did not shy away from criticizing Mises when he believed such criticism to be called for.

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Benjamin Constant

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
"He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a contemporary. His lifelong concern, both as a writer and politician, was the attainment in France and in other nations of a free society...

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Liberation from the Parasite State

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

10/07/2010Mises Daily Articles
Where the monarchs by divine right claimed to control and direct all of the life of society, liberalism replied that, by and large, it is best to leave civil society to run itself — in religion, in thought and culture, and not least in economic life...

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