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,
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,
Martin van Creveld's outstanding book traces the origin, growth, and decline of what Nietzsche termed "that coldest of all cold monsters, the state." By "state," our author means something more limited than do contemporary libertarians.
As usual Murray Rothbard was right. In his Classical Economics, he contrasts John Stuart Mill with his father James Mill: "Instead of possessing a hard-nosed cadre intellect, John Stuart was the quintessence of soft rather than hard core,