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By F. A. Hayek

An unimpeachable vintage paintings in political philosophy, highbrow and cultural historical past, and economics, The highway to Serfdom has encouraged and infuriated politicians, students, and normal readers for part a century. initially released in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, inventory, and barrel to the socialist program—The street to Serfdom was once obvious as heretical for its passionate caution opposed to the risks of country keep watch over over the technique of construction. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist inspiration of empowering govt with expanding financial keep watch over might lead to not a utopia yet to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

First released by way of the college of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The highway to Serfdom garnered speedy, frequent cognizance. the 1st printing of 2,000 copies used to be exhausted immediately, and inside six months greater than 30,000 books have been offered. In April 1945, Reader’s Digest released a condensed model of the publication, and shortly thereafter the Book-of-the-Month membership disbursed this edition to greater than 600,000 readers. A perennial top vendor, the booklet has offered 400,000 copies within the usa by myself and has been translated into greater than twenty languages, alongside the way in which turning into essentially the most vital and influential books of the century.

With this new version, The highway to Serfdom takes its position within the sequence The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.  the amount features a foreword by series editor and top Hayek pupil Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing universal misinterpretations of Hayek's thought.  Caldwell has additionally standardized and corrected 

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