The Road to Serfdom

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Friedrich August Hayek
Routledge, 1944 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The Road to Serfdom remains one of the all-time classics of twentieth-century intellectual thought. For over half a century, it has inspired politicians and thinkers around the world, and has had a crucial impact on our political and cultural history. With trademark brilliance, Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of. Addressing economics, fascism, history, socialism and the Holocaust, Hayek unwraps the trappings of socialist ideology. He reveals to the world that little can result from such ideas except oppression and tyranny. Today, more than fifty years on, Hayek's warnings are just as valid as when The Road to Serfdom was first published.

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An excellent look at the "true cost" of socialism. While not providing solutions or advice on how to govern, Hayek presents evidence mostly from Nazi Germany while including some references to Russia ... Read full review

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Pro: The message is great. The language is at times beautiful and the arguments still feel fresh and spot on. Some of the passages are fantastic. Con: The language seems old and many uncommon words ... Read full review

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Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) was born in Austria. An eminent economist and political philosopher, he won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974.

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