“DEMOCRACY IS ESSENTIALLY A MEANS, A UTILITARIAN DEVICE FOR SAFEGUARDING INTERNAL PEACE AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM”: THE ROAD TO SERFDOM; INSCRIBED BY F.A. HAYEK

  • The Road to Serfdom.

The Road to Serfdom.

$3,800.00

Item Number: 84264

Chicago: University of Chicago, 1944.

First edition, fifth printing published months after the first edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism. Octavo, original cloth. Foreword by John Chamberlain. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Theodore W. Koch from F. A. Hayek April 19th, 1945.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.

"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.

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