“DEMOCRACY IS ESSENTIALLY A MEANS, A UTILITARIAN DEVICE FOR SAFEGUARDING INTERNAL PEACE AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM”: THE ROAD TO SERFDOM; SIGNED BY F.A. HAYEK
The Road to Serfdom.
Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.]; Preface by John Chamberlain.$3,200.00
Item Number: 40077
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1944.
First edition, third printing published one month after the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Preface by John Chamberlain. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front front free endpaper, “F.A. Hayek May 22, 1975.” Near fine in a excellent dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. The Road to Serfdom is one of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published.
"Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, On Liberty" (Hazlitt, 82). [I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement" (John Maynard Keynes). The Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.