Book Reviews

Book Review: The Development Frontier

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The Development Frontier: Essays in Applied Economics by Peter Bauer (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991); 241 pages; $24.95. Socialism has had two playgrounds on which to exercise its destructive force. One has been in the former Soviet-bloc countries, which now stand in disarray and which now are attempting to recover from ... [click for more]

Book Review: Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises

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Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises: Liberty and Property and Middle-of-the-Road Leads to Socialism (Auburn: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1991); 74 pages; $5.00. Ludwig von Mises's position as the 20th century's preeminent advocate of the market economy is based upon his seminal works on economic theory and policy. The Theory of Money and Credit (1912) and Monetary Stabilization ... [click for more]

Book Review: A Time for War

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A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor by Robert Smith Thompson (New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991); 449 pages; $24.95. As the 1940 presidential campaign was approaching its conclusion, President Franklin Roosevelt — running for an unprecedented third term of office — delivered an address in Boston on October 30. He stated unequivocally his position ... [click for more]

Book Review: Anti-Americanism

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Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990 by Paul Hollander (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992); 515 pages; $35. In 1981, Professor Paul Hollander published Political Pilgrims: Travels of Western Intellectuals to the Soviet Union, China and Cuba. He explained and critically evaluated the appeal that socialist countries have had ... [click for more]

Book Review: Constitutional Economics

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Constitutional Economics by James M. Buchanan (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 137 pages; $29.95 What are the reasons behind the growth of government in the 20th century? And why has it been so difficult to diminish the size of government even when many in society may have come to the conclusion that government is too big and is interfering too much? Trying ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek

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The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 3: The Trend of Economic Thinking by W.W. Bartley and Stephen Kresge (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991); 338 pages; $45.95. I remember when I first read Friedrich A. Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty in the late 1960s. In Part 1, "On The Value of Liberty," I found one of the ... [click for more]

Book Review: Monetarist Economics

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Monetarist Economics by Milton Friedman (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 188 pages; $29.95 In the 1950s, for all practical purposes, there was only one type of economics — Keynesian economics. In the ten years after John Maynard Keynes published his 1936 volume The General Theory of Money, Interest and Money, the vast majority of American and British economists were won over ... [click for more]

Book Review: Economic Freedom

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Economic Freedom by F.A. Hayek (Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1991); 415 pages; $29.95. The two scourges of the 20th century have been socialism and Keynesian economics. Socialism produced the worst forms of tyranny ever known in the history of man. Keynesian economics served as the intellectual rationale for the growth of governmental ... [click for more]

Book Review: Betrayal at Pearl Harbor

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Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt into World War II by James Rusbridger and Eric Nave (New York: Summit Books, 1991); 302 pages; $19.95. In the early morning of December 7,1941, Japanese bombers began their attack rim over Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese had finished their bombing runs, a large portion of the United States Pacific fleet had been ... [click for more]

Book Review: Icebreaker

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Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War? by Viktor Suvorov (London: Harnish Hamilton, 1990); 364 pages; $22.95. In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the military might of Nazi Germany was set loose on Poland. As Panzer divisions crossed the Polish-German border, the German air force began its devastating rain of death on Warsaw and other Polish cities. On September ... [click for more]
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