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The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History, by Gordon S. Wood

U.S. History

04/01/2008Mises Review
Wood himself has definite views about the nature of the past that are as much theoretical impositions as those of the writers he challenges.
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Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, by Jonah Goldberg

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

04/01/2008Mises Review
Jonah Goldberg has ruined what could have been a valuable book. Goldberg has in the past treated libertarians with disdain, but here he offers an analysis of fascism that libertarians will find familiar.
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Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, by Brian Doherty

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

12/01/2007Mises Review
This is going to be an unfair review — I hope readers will not say to themselves, "as usual." Brian Doherty has done a remarkable amount of research for his book, which endeavors to present a comprehensive history of American libertarianism.
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How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok, by Glenn Greenwald

War and Foreign Policy

12/01/2007Mises Review
In this remarkable book, Glenn Greenwald solves a difficult problem. President Bush has for several years authorized the National Security Agency to wiretap telephones within the United States without a judicial warrant.
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Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, by John Gray

World HistoryPolitical Theory

12/01/2007Mises Review
Has John Gray come back? Once a classical liberal admired by Murray Rothbard, Gray many years ago abandoned the defense of the free market. Herbert Spencer, he now claimed, was a precursor of fascism;
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Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, by Jörg Guido Hülsmann

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

12/01/2007Mises Review
Guido Hülsmann shows us in this monumental biography that a common view of Mises is mistaken. As even Macaulay's schoolboy knows, the American economics profession, dominated by Keynesianism, shunted Mises
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Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class, by Robert H. Frank

Big GovernmentInterventionism

12/01/2007Mises Review
Frank proposes instead a steeply progressive consumption tax that, at its upper reaches, is confiscatory. His plan exempts savings from tax altogether: the tax burden falls entirely on consumption.
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Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right, by Paul Gottfried

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

12/01/2007Mises Review
Paul Gottfried's excellent book lends strong support to a controversial claim of Murray Rothbard's. In his The Betrayal of the American Right , Rothbard argued that the
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World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism, by Norman Podhoretz

War and Foreign Policy

10/01/2007Mises Review
Norman Podhoretz, an eminent authority on the novels of Norman Mailer, has for decades postured as an expert in foreign policy as well.
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33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

U.S. History

10/01/2007Mises Review
Thomas Woods's forbidden questions cover a variety of topics, but a common thread in his answers unifies the book: Throughout American history, the federal government has been the principal enemy of liberty.
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