Thursday, May 3
The Road to Serfdom
In 1944, a little known Austrian academic wrote an abbreviated manifesto attacking central economic planning and defending individual liberty. It was hardly the sort of screed folks in those days were lining up at bookstores to buy. But amazingly, Friedrich Hayek's little book, The Road to Serfdom, sold tens of thousands of copies, was quickly translated into more than twenty languages, and helped to launch the modern Conservative movement. Roger Kimbell tells the remarkable story of Hayek and his little book in the current issue of The New Criterion. It is a story worth retelling and remembering--even as the University of Chicago Press releases a new "definitive" edition of Hayek's gretest work.