"Ouroboros was a fabulous snake, the
encircling serpent, that swallowed its own
tail. It represented an infantile thought
of the human mind for wish fulfillment by
magical means. Man's heroic business
was to conquer the reptile. As he did this
he seized the...
BooksMay 27, 2009Garet GarrettHere is Garet Garrett's retelling of American history, with a special focus on the technologies and people behind them that transformed life for average people, along with a relentless and truth-telling story about the rise of the state...
Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2003David GordonDuring the 1920s and 30s, a majority of Americans came to believe that our involvement in World War I had been a horrendous mistake. The war was supposed to make the world safe for democracy,
BooksJuly 20, 2005Mark ThorntonIt is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton.
Mises DailyFebruary 19, 2010Gary GallesGaret Garrett spoke boldly and consistently against "the dim-out of the individual" represented by the political centralization and bureaucratization of American life under FDR...
BooksMarch 16, 2010Robert A. NisbetIt is a truth often uttered that war is an extension of foreign policy. In our day, unhappily, foreign policy is an extension of war, and it shares deeply in the modern character of war.
Mises DailyMarch 5, 2010Jonathan M. Finegold CatalanThe world already has the Great Depression as a warning. But governments and the bureaucrats who run them have decided to ignore the lesson. The new crisis of interventionism is fast approaching, and the market will not wait for governments to realize their errors.