Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mises and Liberal Nationalism

 Many might be surprised when they read Nation, State, and Economy to learn that Mises was a nationalist.  But he carefully distinguished "liberal nationalism" (which might be considered the nationalism of the Revolutions of 1848) as against "imperial nationalism" of Bismarck's Prussia and Czarist Russia.  He wrote in Nation, State and Economy:
The only true national autonomy is the freedom of the individual against the state and society.
Professor DiLorenzo discussed nationalism and war in his lecture yesterday for his Mises Academy class, The Political Economy of War.

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