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Ralph Raico

Tags World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Articles of Interest

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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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/08/2011Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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FDR and the Collectivist Wave

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

06/02/2011Audio/Video
Roosevelt began negotiations to welcome the model killer state of the century into the community of nations, writes Ralph Raico. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Nathaniel Foote.
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FDR and the Collectivist Wave

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt began negotiations to welcome the model killer state of the century into the community of nations.
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William Graham Sumner and the Conquest of the United States by Spain

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/24/2011Audio/Video
The great sociologist William Graham Sumner explains how the imperialist wars result in the very opposite of their stated intentions. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Steven Ng.
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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

05/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain — our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since.
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