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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/09/2017
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila.
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The European Miracle

Free MarketsLegal SystemWorld History

Blog12/14/2016

It was in Europe — and above all, America — that human beings first achieved per capita economic growth over a long period of time.

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El auténtico liberalismo alemán del siglo XIX.

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
Los auténticos liberales alemanes han caído en la oscuridad total. Hoy, las figuras que se celebran como liberales alemanes de principios del siglo XX son hombres que, de hecho, fueron colectivistas y precursores del estado totalitario.
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Authentic German Liberalism of the 19th Century

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The authentic German liberals have fallen into total obscurity. Today, the figures who are celebrated as early-twentieth century German liberals are men who were, in fact, collectivists and forerunners of the totalitarian state.
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What Is Classical Liberalism?

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
The goal of the liberals — properly defined — has always been to fight what Macaulay called "the all-devouring state."
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Audio: Historian Ralph Raico on the Rise of the West

World HistoryPolitical Theory

10/16/2018Audio/Video
The European Miracle was one in which humans achieved sustained growth for the first time on earth. Why Europe? Because of European decentralization and private enterprise.
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El Milagro Europeo

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsLegal SystemWorld History

07/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
Fue en Europa, y principalmente en América, donde los seres humanos lograron el crecimiento económico per cápita durante un largo período de tiempo.
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The European Miracle

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsLegal SystemWorld History

07/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
It was in Europe—and above all, America — that human beings first achieved per capita economic growth over a long period of time.
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Democracy Has Been Weaponized

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

02/24/2016The Austrian
Mass democracy, as its nineteenth-century liberal opponents foretold, devolves into a contest of contending forces, motivated by corrupt self interest.
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Reflections in Berlin

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

11/11/2014Articles of Interest
New Individualist Review 1, no. 4 (Winter 1962) THOSE AMERICANS WHO belong to the sophisticated academic circles which continue, in their hearts, to look on Communism as largely a myth invented by the John Birch Society ought to take a trip to Berlin. Here they will be able to ascertain for...
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