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Allen Mendenhall

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Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Blackstone Center for Law and Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Visit his website at

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Liberty and Shakespeare

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11/04/2011Mises Daily Articles
What if, instead of Marxist or quasi-Marxist paradigms, literary critics adopted the theories of free-market economics?
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Henry Hazlitt, Literary Critic

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06/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
Henry Hazlitt was a man who wore many hats, including that of a serious critic of literature.
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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: An Interview with Allen Mendenhall

Jeffrey Tucker interviews Allen Mendenhall, a Ph.D. student at Auburn University, and discusses the role of Austrian Economics in the field of literary criticism. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on January 27th, 2011.
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The Oft-Ignored Mr. Turton: The Role of District Collector in A Passage to India

12/23/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India presents Brahman Hindu jurisprudence as an alternative to British rule of law, a utilitarian jurisprudence that hinges on mercantilism, central planning, and imperialism. Building on John Hasnas’s critiques of rule of law and Murray Rothbard’s critiques...


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Moundsville Penitentiary Reconsidered: Second Thoughts on Hyperreality at a Small Town Prison Tour

02/08/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In 2007, I toured Moundsville Penitentiary, a tourist spectacle that was once—and fairly recently—a working prison. I wrote about the experience as would a journalist, except that my working paradigm was the postmodern theory of hyperreality, which Jean Baudrillard used to describe the...


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