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Press Release: Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

jacket imageA founding document of modern libertarianism, Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom has in the sixty years since its publication established itself as an unimpeachable classic in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics. From the moment of its publication in 1944, when Hayek’s passionate warnings about the dangers of collectivism and centralized government ran directly counter to prevailing opinion, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers. It became a surprise best seller in the year of its release, and it has continued to exercise tremendous influence on political and economic thought ever since. The publication of this new, authoritative edition of The Road to Serfdom will allow adherents and detractors alike to seriously reflect on Hayek, reconsider his legacy, and appraise his continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.
Read the press release. Read an excerpt on the publishing history of the book.