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Ralph Raico

Tags World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

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Ralph Raico (1936-2016) was Professor Emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/08/2010Books
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.
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The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton

BiographiesWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

09/15/1970Books
Were the liberals of the 18th and 19th century truly foreshadowing the hippies of the 1960s, and thereby in need of the correcting force of conservatism to add piety and an appreciation of tradition to their love of freedom?
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Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

02/15/2012Books
Here is the book to learn classical liberalism from the ground up, written by the foremost historian in the Austrian tradition — Ralph Raico.
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Was Keynes a Liberal?

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/27/2019Mises Daily Articles
The particular crises to which Keynes reacted were themselves the products of misguided government policies.
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Keynes and the Reds

BiographiesWorld History

08/30/2019The Free Market
If Keynes was such a model champion of the free society, how can we account for his peculiar comments, in 1933, endorsing, though with reservations, the social "experiments" that were going on at the time in Italy, Germany, and Russia?
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The Social Philosophy of the Austrian Economists

World History

Blog08/10/2019

It was Ludwig von Mises who revealed the intimate connections between Austrian economics and authentic liberalism.

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Liberation from the Parasite State

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/18/2019Mises Daily Articles
Liberalism has many meanings, but I wish to maintain that the most authentic form of liberalism has been concerned above all with two things: the expansion of a free functioning civil society and the restriction of the activity of the state.
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Benjamin Constant: French Liberal Extraordinaire

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
"He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a contemporary. His lifelong concern, both as a writer and politician, was the growth of human freedom.
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