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Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part XIII: 'Fascism' and Liberalism in the (Austrian) Classical Tradition

Editors: Leeson, Robert (Ed.)

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  • Places 'free' market promotion in the context of the post-1965 neo-Fascist 'Strategy of Tension'
  • Considers the role of the Mont Pelerin Society and its members
  • Examines Hayek's role in the promotion of deflation that facilitated Hitler's rise to power
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Hayek claimed that he always made it his rule ‘not to be concerned with current politics, but to try to operate on public opinion.’ However, evidence suggests that he was a party political operative with ‘free’ market scholarship being the vehicle through which he sought – and achieved – party political influence. The ‘main purpose’ of his Mont Pelerin Society had ‘been wholly achieved’. Mises promoted ‘Fascists’ including Ludendorff and Hitler, and Hayekians promoted the Operation Condor military dictatorships and continue to maintain a ‘united front’ with ‘neo-Nazis.’ Hayek, who supported Pinochet’s torture-based regime and played a promotional role in ‘Dirty War’ Argentina, is presented as a saintly figure.  These chapters place ‘free’ market promotion in the context of the post-1965 neo-Fascist ‘Strategy of Tension’, and examine Hayek’s role in the promotion of deflation that facilitated Hitler’s rise to power; his proposal to relocate Gibraltarians across the frontier into ‘Fascist’ Spain; the Austrian revival of the 1970s; the role of (what was presented as) ‘neutral academic data’ on behalf of the ‘International Right’ and their efforts to promote Franz Josef Strauss and Ronald Reagan and defend apartheid and the Shah of Iran

About the authors

Robert Leeson has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Stanford University, USA since 2005, National Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution since 1995 and Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame Australia University since 2008. He has published numerous articles in journals including The Economic Journal and Economics and History of Political Economy. In addition to writing and editing twenty books, he is the co-editor (with Charles Palm) of The Collected Writings of Milton Friedman. He has held further visiting positions at Cambridge University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University and the University of Western Ontario.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: ‘How We Developed a Consistent Doctrine and Some International Circles of Communication’

    Pages 3-78

    Leeson, Robert

  • The German Historical School of Economics and the Foundations and Development of the Austrian School of Economics

    Pages 79-128

    Filip, Birsen

  • Before Hitler: The Expansionary Programme of the Brauns Commission

    Pages 129-159

    Magliulo, Antonio

  • Hayek, Deflation, Gold, and Nihilism

    Pages 161-192

    Glasner, David

  • On the Rock: Hayek’s 1944 Proposals for the Gibraltar Economy

    Pages 193-210

    Grocott, Chris

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography
Book Subtitle
Part XIII: 'Fascism' and Liberalism in the (Austrian) Classical Tradition
Editors
  • Robert Leeson
Series Title
Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91358-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91358-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91357-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08235-2
Series ISSN
2662-6195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 497
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