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Hayek as hubristic Cartesian?

Francis Fukuyama, whose recent book is fatally flawed by his presumption that political orders build society, reviews Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty in the New York Times without giving the reader much evidence that he actually read the book. For one thing, he critiques Hayek as if Hayek was a consistent Rothbardian. Moreover, the whole burden of Hayek’s book is to address the precise point that Fukuyama accuses him of neglecting (how we can know that the state will fail at planning).


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Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is author of It's a Jetsons World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes and Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo. Send him mail.

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