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June 9, 2010

Guess which book is the No. 1 Bestseller at Amazon.com right now?

Thought You'd Never Ask: Hayek kicks butt
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek, first published in 1944. That's right. One of the best rebuttals of collectivism, statism, and fascism ever penned. Invaluable to an understanding of socialist agitation and the slippery slope of current-day politics.

Not sure about reading such a heavy tome? I'm featuring the Classic Comic version in my main panel. Yes, that one over on the left. Scroll for it.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 9, 2010 2:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Hayek kicked my butt, and I liked it so much I read Fatal Conceit--the Errors of Socialism, which was even better. Serfdom rocked Reagans world also, made a new man of him. It did that to a fair number of Americans, just when socialism seemed inevitable.

"The mind cannot foresee its own advance: the astonishing fact revealed by economics and biology is that order generated without design can far outstrip plans men consciously contrive. The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design, when the socialist mind can conceive of order only as the result of deliberate arrangement. Socialist not only differ in their conclusions, they see the facts differently."

"The principle that the ends justify the means is in individual ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. It is merely a question of time until the views held by intellectuals become the governing force in politics."

"We shall not grow wise before we learn that much we have done was very foolish.”


Posted by: james wilson at June 9, 2010 8:09 PM

Excellent quotes. Thanks for adding them.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 9, 2010 9:14 PM

I have opined that TRTS is the most important book written during the twentieth century.

Posted by: WWWebb at June 10, 2010 12:40 PM

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