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War Collectivism

BooksMay 16, 2012
More than any other single period, World War I was the critical watershed for the American business system.

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The Economic Causes of War

BooksAugust 10, 2010
Robbins' analysis here presented has still a place in the rational discussion of the possible causes of war.

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The Glory of War

Mises DailyMay 6, 2005
The bloom on the rose of war eventually fades, leaving only the thorns. By the time this takes place, most everyone has already begun the national task of averting the eyes from the thorns, meaning the awful reality, the dashed hopes, the expense, the lame, the limbless, the widows, the orphans,...

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Pearl Harbor: The Story of the Secret War

BooksSeptember 29, 2011
Morgenstern argues that the Pearl Harbor bombing was not unexpected, but provoked—and even wanted—by the administration as a “backdoor to the war” that FDR desired as a means to rescue his presidency...

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How Diplomats Make War

BooksNovember 22, 2007
This historic book is the first revisionist account of the origins of World War I to appear in English.

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Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

BooksJuly 17, 2007
This book is a critical survey and appraisal of the development and results of American foreign policy during the Presidency of FDR.

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The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories

BooksNovember 21, 2011
This book is one of the most significant ever written by Denson. It contains essays that have been turned into major movies and documentaries, and influenced politics in ways no one could have expected.

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Jack of No Trade, Masters of War

Mises DailyJune 24, 2013
You will probably never see Ralph Raico, professor emeritus of history at Buffalo State College, holding forth on the History Channel surrounded by wide-eyed naïfs eager to improve their mastery of American Establishment gospel. His new book, Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal (...

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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Back Door to War: The Roosevelt Foreign Policy 1933-1941

BooksApril 12, 2007
Tansill argues that FDR wished to involve the United States in the European War that began in September 1939, and maintains that Roosevelt welcomed Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor...

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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

BooksOctober 8, 2010
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention...

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Effects of the War on the Money, Banking, Credit System of the United States

BooksSeptember 27, 2011
Students of money and banking will find this volume filled with solid information and marked by penetrating insight and illuminating interpretation.

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History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first.

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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem

Mises DailyAugust 5, 2015
The data shows that many Greek workers work for long hours, and some labor data suggests the Greek economy must be fine. But a closer look shows that hard work isn't enough when many others live off the productivity of the working few...

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Greece’s Biggest Problem Is Its Anti-Capitalist Culture

Mises DailyJuly 8, 2015
Like Argentina and Venezuela, Greece's economy is plagued not just by institutional problems, but by a pervasive anti-capitalism that continually cripples the ability of individual Greeks to build wealth and a solid economy...

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Greece Illustrates 150 Years of Socialist Failure in Europe

Mises DailyJuly 3, 2015
The Greek crisis illustrates the latest failure in Europe's attempts to build a lasting prosperity through consumption and redistribution of wealth. It's been going on for 150 years, and it remains to be seen if Europe will learn anything from the present crisis...

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The War On Cash: Why Now?

Mises DailyJuly 29, 2015
Physical cash has long been problematic for governments because it allows people to avoid the banking system, which in turn can lead to tax avoidance and bank runs. It’s much easier to control an economy when all money must remain in banks...

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War and Inflation

Mises DailyJune 9, 2008
A state without money or a state that must tax its citizens to raise money for its wars is necessarily limited in its imperial ambitions. Keep in mind that this is only a problem for the state.

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