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Syndicalism & ‘The Servile State’

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“The syndicalists also criticized the ideological controls perpetrated by the new capitalism.”

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The Parisian League

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“League partisans championed an elective monarchy and the sovereignty of the “people.””

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Russian & American Defenses of Servitude

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“Emancipation threatened the slave-owners very way of life; it threatened the Russian nobility only in its pocketbook.”

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Croce’s Hegemony: How to Win Minds

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“Croce’s aim was the cultural transformation of Italy through conversion to his Idealist philosophy.”

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San Francisco & the Military Complex

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“During the interwar period the military services were hampered by a resurgence of “business pacifism.””

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Three Kinds of ‘Capitalism’

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“The top tier of corporate state capitalism needs the smaller, more competitive units of the real “market economy” to survive.”

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Social Science Paradigms

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“No longer do Neo-Marxians believe that the mode of production determines all other social relations. “Alienation” is now…the central Marxian concept.”

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Historicism: Individuality or Pattern?

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“Historicism has…stressed the unique, individualist, and particular aspects of history, but…[not] patterns and connection among these historical particulars.”

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Austrian vs. Neoclassical Economics: Equilibrium

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“Neoclassical economics ignores the…market process in organizing information [to] facilitate individual decision-making and…subjective…welfare.”

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Socialist Economic Calculation

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“Hayek analyses is of central importance to the growing literature of the “economic of information.”

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Nature and the Tao

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“In this Taoist conception, man and nature are allied, connected, and inseparable. Man must be understood in vital interconnection with nature.”

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English Radicalism: Rights vs. War & Taxes

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“The American crisis was the English crisis writ large. English radicals recognized the [Americans’] right of resistance…[in] common law and natural arguments.”

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Liberalism: The Seedbed of American Culture

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1981

“History [was] a westward moving caravan, a wagon train in which political, military, and cultural greatness were linked together and freedom provided the fuel.”

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Liberal Republicans During Reconstruction

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 2, 1981

“Ignoring history, the Liberals depended upon the Southern leaders’ wisdom and desire for votes to protect and educate the black constituency.”

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Smith, Commerce & the Common Good

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“Despite his praise of the market economy’s “invisible hand,” Smith conceived a wide and elastic range of activities for government.”

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Antifederalism: Military & Civilian Concerns

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“There is a small libertarian [party] today, and vestiges of Antifederalism can be found in [this] strain in twentieth century American liberal thought.”

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Braudel, History, and Patterns

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“No longer self- [or even] collectively determining, the human individual shrinks and fades away in Braudel’s pages before the grandeur of the environment.”

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War and Social Change

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Jun 1, 1981

“Veblen was guilty of an intense and partisan interest in the war, but that interest did not lead him to abandon his principles.”