Today is the 78th birthday of Ralph Raico, the foremost historian of classical liberalism. Among many other works, Ralph is the author of two outstanding collections of essays, Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School and Great Wars and Great Leaders. As the latter title suggests, he is a great exponent of revisionist history. In all of his work, he shows profound learning, keen analytic powers, and an unwavering commitment to liberty. He was one of Murray Rothbard’s closest friends and a member of the famous Circle Bastiat. He is also one of the funniest people I have ever met.
Editor’s note: See also Raico’s ten-part lecture series.