Open thread for new readers of The Road to Serfdom

If you are one of the 100,000 who purchased a copy of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom in the last month or so, and you’re cruising by here for a look, please consider taking a moment to let the world know what you thought of Hayek’s book and argument.  The New York Times and gum flappers in the blogosphere have invented all sorts of reactions from those who are now reading the book, on the basis of talking to no one.  Let’s give those folks something to read.

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3 Responses to Open thread for new readers of The Road to Serfdom

  1. Bill McHugh says:

    I rarely trouble to comment online but I could not let the single moronic comment go unchallenged. The book is insightful and speaks directly to the problems of our times. I doubt that the person who placed the comment has ever opened the book. It does not lend itself to those with short attention spans or, in the jargon of the day, ADHD. Unfortunately, Hayek will not be heard until it is too late.

  2. Bruce says:

    The answer is very simple, even simple enough for the morally corrupt left … anyone or anything that contradicts their agenda is wrong, racist, extremist, right wing BS. Don’t try to present the facts to these morons – they don’t care and don’t want to know. “You’re wrong, my mind is made up!” is their mantra. These people are a lost cause – we need to do what we have to do to correct the situation the left has taken us to and move on.

  3. William Palumbo says:

    I read the book about 1.5 years ago. I thought it was excellent, enlightening, and well argued.

    Hayek’s theory is not only economically sound, but perhaps the classic example of how to apply the knowledge of (Austrian) economics to predict future political realities. It shows, through example, how the process of economic centralization inevitably diminishes the political rights of the individual.

    Equally interesting are the chapters on the Nazis and language in general. Overall a classic that resonates well in times like these.

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