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Ralph Raico

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Ralph Raico (1936-2016) was Professor Emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

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World War I on the Home Front

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

10/12/2012Mises Daily Articles
The changes wrought in America during the First World War were so profound that one scholar has referred to "the Wilsonian Revolution in government."
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Woodrow Wilson's "Second Personality"

BiographiesU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/28/2012Mises Daily Articles
The term most frequently applied to Woodrow Wilson nowadays is "idealist." In contrast, the expression "power-hungry" is rarely used.
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And the War Came

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/21/2012Mises Daily Articles
Britain's entry into the war was crucial. Without it, the United States would never have gone in.
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Prelude to World War I

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/07/2012Mises Daily Articles
A 20th century without the Great War might well have meant a century without Nazis or Communists.
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Marxist Dreams and Soviet Realities

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/20/2012Mises Daily Articles
Under Communism, according to Leon Trotsky, "the average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx."
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