Available for pre-order and coming this fall: F.A. Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition edited by Ronald Hamowy.
What a way to honor the 50th anniversary of this scholarly masterpiece, at once both a graduate education in liberal governance and a joyous panegyric to a free society.
If truth be told, this is a much better book than The Road to Serfdom — and in many ways more influential.
Ronald Hamowy — who studied under Hayek at the U. of Chicago while Hayek produced Constitution — is a leading scholar of liberal thought, and I can’t imagine anyone in a better position to produce a scholarly edition of Hayek’s landmark book. I frankly can’t wait to get a crack at Hamowy’s new Collected Works edition, which promises to revise, expand and extend Hayek’s truly astounding set of quotations, footnotes and historical references. This will be a feast, and be assured I’ll be one of the first at the table.