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Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge: A Reader, by Mark G. Malavasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, eds.

World History

07/01/2005Mises Review
John Lukacs, in his own estimation, is much more than an ordinary historian. In what he considers his most important book, Historical Consciousness , he elaborates "not a philosophy of history but its opposite:
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State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, by Francis Fukuyama

Big GovernmentWorld History

04/01/2005Mises Review
Francis Fukuyama offers us a most peculiar argument, which as best as I can make out goes as follows. We have learned in the twentieth century that free-market economic systems work better than centrally directed ones.
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Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Tzvetan Todorov

The Police StateWorld History

07/01/2004Mises Review
Tzvetan Todorov’s career as a writer has taken a surprising course. A Bulgarian long resident in France, he acquired an international reputation as a structuralist literary critic.
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The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals, by Gertrude Himmelfarb

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/01/2004Mises Review
Gertrude Himmelfarb is an intellectual historian of great distinction. She has specialized in British nineteenth-century history; and her book on Lord Acton, her study of nineteenth-century thought on poverty,
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Mary Wollstonecraft: Human Rights and the French Revolution, by Roberta A. Modugno

World HistoryPolitical Theory

04/01/2004Mises Review
Roberta Modugno’s excellent book is a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the history of classical liberalism. She complicates in a remarkable way an argument advanced by Friedrich Hayek.
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Theory and History

World HistoryPolitical Theory

03/01/2004Audio/Video
Recorded at Mises University 2003.
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Guns and Violence: The English Experience, Joyce Lee Malcolm

World History

10/01/2002Mises Review
Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm's erudite study has changed my view of gun control. Before reading her book, I was inclined to see control in this way: Leaving aside questions about individual rights,
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The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit, by A.J. Conyers

World HistoryPolitical Theory

10/01/2001Mises Review
A supporter of the absolute state might defend his cause with many slogans, but freedom of religious opinion, one would think, could hardly find a place among them.
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The Why of World War I, by Ralph Raico

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

10/01/2000Mises Review
The second edition of this outstanding book includes two new chapters, one of which merits extensive notice. In "World War I: The Turning Point," Ralph Raico brilliantly encapsulates the origins of the Great War,
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Property and Freedom, by Richard Pipes

World HistoryPrivate Property

07/01/2000Mises Review
Mr. Pipes has written a very good book, but he has made life difficult for me as a reviewer. He defends the importance of property rights throughout the book, but he does not argue systematically,
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