“All rational action is in the first place individual action": Ludwig von Mises' Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis.
von Mises, Ludwig.
Item Number: 87990
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951.
First edition of the new edition of this work on socialism by von Mises. Octavo, original cloth. Translated by J. Kahane. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Socialism is a masterwork is much more than a refutation of the economics of socialism. It is also a critique of the implicit religious doctrines behind Western socialist thinking, a cultural critique of socialist teaching on sex and marriage, an examination of the implications of radical human inequality, an attack on war, socialism, and refutation of collectivist methodology. Von Mises sets out to refute socialism, and instead yanked out the collectivist mentality from its very roots. This work led dozens of well-known intellectuals, including a young F.A. Hayek, into libertarian political orientation.