The Road to Serfdom

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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

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Language: English | Number of Pages: 320 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , Chi simplified

Isbn-10: 0226320618 | Isbn-13: 9780226320618 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Library Binding , eBook

Category: Business & Economics , Political , Social Science

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Book Description
F. A. Hayek's timeless meditation on the relation between individual liberty and government authority, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would inevitably lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This anniversary edition commemorates the enduring influence of The Road to Serfdom on the ever-changing political and social climates of the twentieth century, from the rise of socialism after World War II to the Reagan and Thatcher "revolutions" in the 1980s and the transitions in Eastern Europe from communism to capitalism in the 1990s.
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    個人自由首先或奠基於經濟自由,當然也要承擔較大的風險,一切都交由國家安排,就等於放棄了自由,也就放棄了民主,這就走上了被奴役之路,生活在自由社會中的人,看看這本書,珍惜自己的處境,捍衛自己的權利。

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    Introduction/critical comment(s):

    By F.A. Hayek.

    'This book should be read by everybody. It is no use saying that there are a great many people who are not interested in politics; the political issue discussed by [the author] concern ...continue

    By F.A. Hayek.

    'This book should be read by everybody. It is no use saying that there are a great many people who are not interested in politics; the political issue discussed by [the author] concerns every single member of the community: it is the problem of freedom in a planned society. According to [the author], the moment we pass from arrangements to ensure "security against severe physical privation", and the provision of those services which cannot be provided by competition, to any attempt to establish "a central direction of all economic activity according to a single plan, laying down how the resources of society should be consciously directed to serve particular ends in a definite way", our liberty is gone.' - Listener

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  • 5

    A Prophetic Must Read

    Like Ayn Rand, Hayek used his personal experiences to sound the alarm against creeping government take-over of the individual. He disabuses the reader of the falsehood that Communism and Fascism were ...continue

    Like Ayn Rand, Hayek used his personal experiences to sound the alarm against creeping government take-over of the individual. He disabuses the reader of the falsehood that Communism and Fascism were polar opposites. Both were anti-democratic, anti-capitalist, "planned" economies rooted deeply in Marxism. While intended as a warning primarily to his adopted Great Britain, it's chilling how he accurately foresaw so much of what is currently going on within the United States. My copy is now so heavily underlined and marked-up in the margins it's frightening.

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    民國71年桂冠出版,張尚德先生譯註的版本翻譯相當不順暢,幾乎是完全不加修飾地直接把英文翻成中文。
    以英文語法構成的中文句子真的很怪,違反中式思考邏輯,閱讀速度被嚴重拖慢,完全把我惹毛。
    建議要看這本書的人,找殷海光先生翻譯的新版本或許比較好。(我也要把舊版還掉借新版)

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