"Socialism" has particular appeal to intellectuals - the teachers, journalists and other commentators who pass comment on public policy without any special expertise on economic matters. This work explains the enduring appeal of socialist ideas."Socialism" has particular appeal to intellectuals - the teachers, journalists and other commentators who pass comment on public policy without any special expertise on economic matters. This work explains the enduring appeal of socialist ideas.Read Less
New. 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. Printed Pages: 265. 13 x 20 cm.
This book is a classic and I must say after reading it I was spurred on to even more serious pursuit of information on the subject of government interference in U.S. economics.
Jun 9, 2011
Individual liberty v. Government control
F. A. Hayek lived through and escaped from a government that became socialist and, inevitably, totalitarian. The paralells in "The Road to Serfdom", which was published in 1944, with waht is happening today in Europe and America are uncanny. The propaganda, the confusion of the meanings of words, the corruption and lies so rampant today. We need to wake up. This book is a great place to start.
Aug 19, 2010
Full of factual information
I found this book fascinating but difficult to read. You really have to pay attention and not let your mind wander or you will miss the point. This is a book all freedom loving people should read if they want to retain their freedom.
Apr 30, 2007
Although this book would be a slog for most people, it is a fantastic piece of the puzzled world we inhabit today. I wish I had read it while studying economics in college.
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