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Ralph Raico

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Ralph Raico (1936-2016) was Professor Emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/08/2010Books
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.
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The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton

BiographiesWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

09/15/1970Books
Were the liberals of the 18th and 19th century truly foreshadowing the hippies of the 1960s, and thereby in need of the correcting force of conservatism to add piety and an appreciation of tradition to their love of freedom?
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Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

02/15/2012Books
Here is the book to learn classical liberalism from the ground up, written by the foremost historian in the Austrian tradition — Ralph Raico.
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America Goes to War

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

11/10/2018Mises Daily Articles
Hostilities in the North Atlantic provided the context — or rather, pretext — for America's participation.
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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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The Classical Liberal Theory of Empire

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

10/23/2018Audio/Video
In this 33-minute presentation, Ralph Raico examines the history and ideology of imperialism — and why the state loves war and empire so much.
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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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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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