Today marks the birthday of Ludwig von Mises, and day 4 of our annual Fall Campaign.
Mises was the most important scholar of the twentieth century, a man who not only revolutionized our understanding of economic science, but was both the most powerful champion of liberty and property and the greatest enemy of socialists of all kinds.
In the streets of all our major cities, we are seeing what he feared: a generation of modern barbarians groomed by our universities to engage in socialist destruction. It is a direct failing of our schools, of our political thinkers, and of all Western institutions that have ignored Mises’s works.
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Our mission is simple, to keep lit the torch of civilized society that has been entrusted to us.
In the words of Mises:
No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.
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