Economist and Hoover honorary fellow Friedrich Hayek spent seven decades extolling the supremacy of capitalism over socialism. For most of those decades, Hayek was a voice in the wilderness. Yet as John Cassidy argues, by the end of his life Hayek was vindicated to such an extent that "it is hardly an exaggeration to refer to the twentieth century as the Hayek century."
The twenty-one essays in this book provide an overview of the contributions of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution honorary fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy.
William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on Friedrich Hayek’s invaluable contributions to the fight against socialism—a fight that was still very much under way when Buckley delivered these remarks a quarter of a century ago.
George F. Will pays tribute to “America’s most consequential public intellectual of the twentieth century.”
A photographic history of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. By Cissie Dore Hill.
Austria’s proud intellectual tradition suffered an enormous blow from Nazism and World War II. Kurt T. Leube on the postwar efforts of Friedrich von Hayek to revive that tradition, especially in economics.
In the past month, Australian intellectual life has been made somewhat livelier by a sideshow featuring the ideas of Austrian-born Nobel prize-winning economist and social philosopher Friedrich Hayek...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
Most historians of the last century shy away from the tough questions: Why did Germany -- a country with relatively few Jews and high rates of intermarriage -- succumb to the Nazis...
How the First World War shaped world history and foreign policy.
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
The after shocks of the earthquake we call the Great War are still being felt today, in the 21st century...
The 20th century was a murderous one, far more so than any other...
As one of the world’s foremost historians of Soviet communism, Hoover fellow Robert Conquest knows all about the dangers of government centralization. After the publication of his latest book, Reflections on a Ravaged Century, he sat down with Karl Zinsmeister to discuss the dangerous impulse toward centralization, which, Conquest reminds us, is still alive and well.
A Pacific Century Special Edition: the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister.
With the passing of Milton Friedman, the world (not just America) lost the 20th century's most powerful intellect in the battle for free markets, free men and their inextricable linkage...
Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...
Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .