The Man of the Century: Mises and His Works, Session #6 With Jeffrey Tucker

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Mises is the author of Omnipotent Government — what might be considered the most anti-Nazi book ever written. It appeared in 1944 and it is fiery and comprehensive. Mises relates the anti-semitism of Germany to anti-capitalist ideology and to the rise of despotism and exterminationism generally. He also traces Hitler’s own form of socialism to political developments stretching back to the 19th century. In some ways, this book is better than Hayek’s own Road to Serfdom, more consistent and more radical. But few know about it. Jeffrey Tucker leads the seminar Thursday, October 23rd at 2:30pm ET!

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