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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Hayek is easy to read and continuously engaging. - Goodreads
Hayek isn't the most lucid writer. - Goodreads
This is a good economic overview of the time. - Goodreads
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Chapter 10, "Why the Worst Get on Top", is especially poignant to the current political climate in America to date. This book was written 70 years ago and reads like prophecy. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara Berinhout - Goodreads

Incredible. Well-written (it really is a pleasure to read), deeply insightful, and shocking in it's applicability 70 years after publication. Read full review

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About the author (1944)

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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