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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ludwig von Mises Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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In 1927, classical liberalism, based on a belief in individualism, reason, capitalism, and free trade, was dying, when one of the 20th century's greatest social thinkers wrote this combative and convincing restatement. Nowhere are the key principles of Mises' philosophy better represented than in this timeless work.

Mises was a careful and logical theoretician who believed that ideas rule the world, and this especially comes to light in Liberalism.

The ultimate outcome of the struggle between liberalism and totalitarianism, say Mises, will not be decided by arms, but by ideas. It is ideas that group men into fighting factions, that press the weapons into their hands, and that determine against whom and for whom the weapons shall be used. It is they alone, and not arms, that, in the last analysis, turn the scales.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diego | 11/24/2013

    " Mises at his best. As the name suggests, this great economist shows clearly and straight what is liberalism. Mandatory reading for those studying Austrian Economics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bima Manggala putra | 9/2/2013

    " too much denial in this book, the liberal also limited by economic distinction, it's not worthy time to read, there a lot worthy book with other title. I recommend work of John Stuart Mill "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent | 8/5/2013

    " Fantastic overview of classical neoliberalism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Mullis | 8/2/2013

    " Comprehensive justification of liberalism as a social system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Void lon iXaarii | 1/31/2013

    " Fascinating principles set forward in a flawless logical manner. One interesting thing is how the term and it's amazing principles have been hijacked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Upton | 11/6/2012

    " as far as I know, this is the best overview of the philosophy and economics of Liberalism (in the true sense of the word). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Willmore | 9/14/2012

    " LVM FTW. "

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About the Author
Author Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.