The Mises Review is the quarterly review of literature in the social sciences, published since 1995. David Gordon is the critic and editor, and he covers new books in economics, politics, philosophy, and law.

"As a reviewer, David Gordon understands his first job: tell what the book is about. After that, no absurdity escapes his withering wit."--Donald Livingston, Emory University.

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Bruce Ackerman and David Golove

Is Nafta Constitutional?  1996

Charles Adams

When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession  2000

Patrick Allitt

Catholic Intellectuals and Conservative Politics in America, 1950-1985  1995

Eric Alterman

Who Speaks For America? Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy  1999

G.E.M. Anscombe

War and Murder  2001

Hadley Arkes

Natural Rights and the Right to Choose  2002

Larry Arnhart

Darwinian Conservatism  2005

N.Scott Arnold

Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study, The  1996

John Attarian

Social Security: False Consciousness and Crisis  2003

Roger Backhouse

Review of Rothbard  1996

Randy E. Barnett

Liberty and Obedience  2004

Robert Barro

Getting It Right: Markets and Choices  1997

Leora Batnitzky and Heinrich Meier

Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation  2006

Peter Bauer

From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays  2000

Wilfred Beckerman

A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth  2003

Francis Beckwith and Gregory Koukl

Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air  1998

William J. Bennett

Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism  2003

Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream  2000

Walter Berns

A God Before Thee  2001

Jagdish Bhagwati

In Defense of Globalization and Free Trade Today  2004

Charles Black

New Birth of Freedom: Human Rights Named and Unnamed  1999

Peter Boettke and David Prychitko

Market Process: Essays in Contemporary Austrian Economics, The  1995

Peter Boettke

The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics  1995

Clint Bolick

Affirmative Action Fraud, The  1996

Robert Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline  1997

Donald Boudreaux

Free-Market Case Against Open Immigration, A  1997

M. E. Bradford

Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution  1995

Peter Brimelow

Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster  1995


The Worm in the Apple: How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education  2003

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, The  1998

Patrick J. Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny  2000

James Buchanan

Post-Socialist Political Economy: Selected Essays  1999

James Buchanan and Richard Musgrave

Public Finance and Public Choice-Two Contrasting Visions of the State  2000

Patrick J. Buchanan

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization  2002

Bruce Caldwell

Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 10, The  1998


Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek  2004

Gene Callahan

Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School  2002

Bryan Caplan

Must Economies Be Rational?  2004

Noam Chomsky

September 11  2002

Frank Cioffi

Freud and the Question of Pseudoscience  2000

Matthew Clayton and Andrew Williams

The Ideal of Equality  2002

Hillary Clinton

It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us  1996

Angelo M. Codevilla

No Victory, No Peace  2005

G.A. Cohen

Mythologies of Marxism  2000

G.A Cohen

Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality  1998

David Colander and Richard P.F. Holt and J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. eds.

The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists  2005

David Conway

Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal  1996


Liberty and (Rightly Understood) Nationalism  2004

A.J. Conyers

The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit  2001

Tyler Cowen

In Praise of Commercial Culture  1998

Martin van Creveld

The Rise and Decline of the State  2000

Raimondo Cubeddu

The Philosophy of the Austrian School  1995

Nicholas Cull

Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American "Neutrality" in World War II  1997

Dinesh D' Souza

End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society, The  1995

Justus D. Doenecke

Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941  2001

Robert A. Dahl

How Democratic is the American Constitution?  2002

Anthony de Jasay

Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order  1999


Before Resorting to Politics  1996

Bertrand de Jouvenel

Economics and the Good Life: Essays on Political Economy  2000

Marshall De Rosa

The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence  1996

John Denson

The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories  1997

Meghnad Desai

Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism  2002

Thomas J. DiLorenzo

A Student's Guide to Economic History  2004


The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War  2002

Kevin Dowd and Richard Timberlake, Jr.

Money and Nation State  1998

Ronald Dworkin

Is Affirmative Action Doomed?  1998


Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality  2000

John Ellis

Literature Lost  1997

Jean Bethke Elshtain and David Gordon

Elshtain Responds; Gordon Replies  2003

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World  2003

John Ely

War and Responsibility: Constitutional Lessons of Vietnam and Its Aftermath  1996

Richard A. Epstein

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution  2006

Richard Epstein

Simple Rules for a Complex World  1995

Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry

Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations  2003

Noah Feldman

What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building  2006

Edward Feser

On Nozick  2003

Stanley Fish

The Trouble With Principle  2000

Louis Fisher

Presidential War Power  1997

Thomas Fleming

The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I  2003


The New Dealers' War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War Within World War II  2001

George P. Fletcher

Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy  2001

George Fletcher

Unsound Constitution  1997

Antony Flew

Equality in Liberty and Justice  2001

John Flynn

The Roosevelt Myth  1999

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Feminism Is Not The Story Of My Life: How Today's Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch With The Real Concerns Of Women  1997

Samuel Francis

Beautiful Losers  1995

Robert H. Frank

Luxury Fever: Why Money Fails To Satisfy in an Era of Excess  2000

Jeffrey Friedman

Economic Consequentialism and Beyond  1995


Hayek's Political Philosophy and His Economics  1997

David Friedman

Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life  1996

Jeffrey Friedman

What's Wrong with Libertarianism  1998

David Frum and Richard Perle

An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror  2004

David Frum

Dead Right  1995


What's Right: The New Conservative Majority and the Remaking of America  1996

Francis Fukuyama

Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order, The  1999


State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century  2005

John Galbraith

Good Society: The Humane Agenda, The  1996

Garet Garrett

Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939–1942  2003

Roger W. Garrison

Time and Money: The Macroeconomics of Capital Structure  2001

David Gelernter

Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber  1998

Eugene Genovese

Southern Front: History and Politics in the Cultural War, The  1995

Robert George

In Defense of Natural Law  1999

Newt Gingrich

To Renew America  1995

Paul Gottfried

After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State  1999

Paul Edward Gottfried

Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Toward a Secular Theocracy  2002

Paul Gottfried

The Strange Death of Liberal Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium  2006

Gordon Graham

The Case Against the Democratic State: An Essay in Cultural Criticism  2003

John Gray

Endgames: Questions in Late Modern Political Thought  1997


Isaiah Berlin  1996


Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals  2002


Two Faces of Liberalism  2001

Richard Haass

Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War, The  1998

Joseph Hamburger

John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control  2000

Ronald Hamowy

The Political Sociology of Freedom: Adam Ferguson and F.A. Hayek  2006

Chris Hedges

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning  2003

Robert Heilbroner and William Milberg

Crisis of Vision In Modern Economic Thought, The  1996

Stephen R.C. Hicks

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault  2005

Robert Higgs

Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11  2005


The State Eviscerated  2004

Gertrude Himmelfarb

The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals  2004

Albert Hirschman

A Propensity to Self-Subversion  1996

Randall Holcombe

Public Policy and the Quality of Life: Market Incentives Versus Government Planning  1996

Stephen Holmes

Passions and Constraint  1998

Ted Honderich

After The Terror  2003

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Democracy: The God that Failed  2002


The Economics and Ethics of Private Property  2006


The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production  2004

Peter Huber

Hard Green: Saving the Environment From the Environmentalists  2000

Gary, ed. Hull

The Abolition of Antitrust  2005

S.L. Hurley

Justice, Luck, and Knowledge  2003

Douglas N. Husak

Legalize This! The Case For Decriminalizing Drugs  2002

Doug Husak and Peter de Marneffe

The Legalization of Drugs  2005

Sanford Ikeda

Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism  1997

Harry V. Jaffa

A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War  2001

Harry Jaffa

Jaffa on Graglia  1995


Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution  1995

Paul Johnson

A History of the American People  1998

Donald Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan

While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today  2001

Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol

The War Over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission  2003

Robert D. Kaplan

Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos  2002

David Kelley

A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State  1999

George Kennan

A Letter on Germany  1999

Israel Kirzner

Essays on Capital and Interest: An Austrian Perspective  1997

Israel M. Kirzner

Ludwig von Mises: The Man and His Economics  2001


The Driving Force of the Market: Essays in Austrian Economics  2001

Frank Knight

Selected Essays of Frank Knight  2000

Andrew Koppelman

Antidiscrimination Law and Social Equality  1997

Paul Krugman

The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century  2003


The Hangover Theory  1999

Chandran Kukathas

The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom.  2005

Ludwig Lachmann

Expectations and the Meaning of Institutions: Essays in Economics  1996

Sanford Lakoff

Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land  1999

Deepak Lal

Trade and the Iron Hand  2004


Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance  2000

Christopher Lasch

Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, The  1995

Michael Ledeen

Freedom Betrayed  1997

Ernest Lefever

America's Imperial Burden: Is the Past Prologue?  1999

Michael Lerner

Politics of Meaning: Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of Cynicism, The  1996

Michael Levin

Why Race Matters: Race Differences And What They Mean  1998

Peter Lewin

Capital is Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World  2001

Michael Lind

Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution, The  1995


Up From Conservatism: Why the Right is Wrong for America  1996


Vietnam: The Necessary War.  2000


What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America’s Greatest President  2005


Why Intellectual Conservatism Died  1995

Charles E. Lindblom

The Market System: What It Is, How It Works, and What to Make of It  2002

Donald Livingston

Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium  1998

Carnes Lord

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now  2003

Glenn C. Loury

The Anatomy of Racial Inequality  2002

Tibor R. Machan

Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature's Favorite  2005

Frank Machovec

Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics  1997

Jeff Madrick

Social Security and Its Discontents  1997

Chronicles Magazine

Immigration and the American Identity: Selections From Chronicles, 1985-1995  1996

Thomas Mahl

Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States  1999

Mark G. Malavasi and Jeffrey O., eds. Nelson

Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge: A Reader  2005

Joyce Lee Malcolm

Guns and Violence: The English Experience  2002

Ken Masugi

"The Unreal Lincoln"  2002

Donald McCloskey

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics  1995

Deirdre McCloskey

The Vices of Economists--- The Virtues of The Bourgeoisie  1997

Forrest McDonald

The New History: A Cover For War  2004

James McPherson

Drawn With the Sword  1998

Frank I. Michelman

Brennan and Democracy  2000

John Milbank

Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon  2003

Charles Mills

Racial Contract, The  1998

Philip Mirowski

Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science  2002

Ludwig von Mises

Epistemological Problems of Economics  2003


Human Action, The Scholar's Edition  1999


Interventionism: An Economic Analysis  1998

Roberta A. Modugno

Mary Wollstonecraft: Human Rights and the French Revolution  2004

Roberta Modugno

Murray N. Rothbard e l'anarco-capitalismo americano  1999

John Mueller

The Myth of the Omnipresent Enemy  2006

Mitchell Muncy

The End of Democracy II: A Crisis of Legitimacy  1999

Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel

Property: Convention or Right?  2002

Charles Murray

In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State  2006


What It Means To Be A Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation  1997

Thomas Nagel

"The Problem of Global Justice"  2005

Robert H. Nelson

Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond  2002

Richard Neuhaus

End of Democracy? The Judicial Usurpation of Politics, The  1998

Eric Nordlinger

Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy For a New Century  1996

Robert Nozick

Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World  2001

Martha Nussbaum

Cultivating Humanity  1997

Martha C. Nussbaum

Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership  2006

Conor O' Brien

The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson And The French Revolution  1997

Gerald O' Driscoll and Mario Rizzo

Economics of Time and Ignorance, The  1997

Oliver O'Donovon

The Just War Revisited  2005

Allen Oakley

Foundations of Austrian Economics From Menger to Mises: A Critico-Historical Retrospective of Subjectivism, The  1998

Bertell Ollman

Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists  1999

Mancur Olson

Power and Prosperity  2000

Michael Otsuka

Libertarianism Without Inequality  2003

James R. Otteson

Actual Ethics  2006


The Morals of Nations  2004

Orlando Patterson

Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial" Crisis, The  1998

Gregory Pavlik

Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn  1995

Rick Perlstein

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus  2001

Edmund Phelps

Rewarding Work: How To Restore Self-Support to Free Enterprise  1999

James Pinkerton

What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead  1996

Richard Pipes

Property and Freedom  2000

Leon Podles

The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity  1999

Richard A. Posner

Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy  2005

Richard Posner

Overcoming Law  1997

Virginia Postrel

Bloc Busters  1996


The Future and Its Enemies  1999

David Prychitko

Catholicism, Calvinism, and the Comparative Development of Economic Doctrine  1999


Individuals, Institutions, Interpretations: Hermeneutics Applied to Economics  1996

Hilary Putnam

The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays by  2002

William Quirk and R.Randall Bridwell

Judicial Dictatorship  1996

Linda C. Raeder

John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity  2002

Ralph Raico

Immigration Symposium  1998


Why of World War I, The  2000

Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. DenUyl

Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics  2006

Douglas Rasmussen and Douglas Den Uyl

The Challenge of Post-Modernity  1999

Jonathan Rauch

Kindly Inquisitors  1995

John Rawls

Law of Peoples, The  2000


Justice As Fairness: A Restatement  2001

David Ray

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11  2004

George Reisman

Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics  2001

Lionel Robbins

A History of Economic Thought: The LSE Lectures  1999

John Robbins

Without A Prayer  1997

Paul Roberts and Lawrence Stratton

New Color Line: How Quotas And Privilege Destroy Democracy, The  1996

Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton

The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice  2001

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Speaking of Liberty  2004

John Roemer

A Future For Socialism  1995

Richard Rorty

Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th-Century America  1998


Philosophy and Social Hope  2000

Sherwin Rosen

Austrian and Neoclassical Economics: Any Gains From Trade?  1998

Timothy P. Roth

Equality, Rights, and the Autonomous Self: Toward a Conservative Economics  2005


The Ethics and Economics of Minimalist Government  2002

Murray N. Rothbard

A History of Money and Banking in the United States: From the Colonial Era to World War II  2002

Murray Rothbard

An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Vols I & II  1995

Murray N. Rothbard and Roberta A. Modugno, trans, ed. Modugno

Diritto, natura e ragione: Scritti inediti versus Hayek, Mises, Strauss e Polanyi (Right, Nature and Reason: Unpublished Writings against Hayek, Mises, Strauss and Polanyi)  2005

Murray Rothbard

Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays  2000


Logic of Action, The  1998


Making Econoic Sense  1996


The Case Against The Fed  1995


The Ethics of Liberty  1999


Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy  1996

Claes G. Ryn

America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire  2004

Peter Salins

Assimilation, American Style  1997

Michael J. Sandel

Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics  2005

Antonin Scalia

A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law  1997

Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany  2006

David Schmidtz

Elements of Justice  2006

David Schmidtz and Robert E. Goodin

Social Welfare and Individual Responsiblity  2001

Carl Schmitt

The Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of the Jus Publicum Europaeum  2003

Alan D. Schrift, ed.

Modernity and the Problem of Evil  2005

Paul W. Schroeder

"The Case Against Premptive War"  2002

Chris Sciabarra

Marx, Hayek, and Utopia  1997

Edward Shapiro

Letters of Sidney Hook  1998

Jeremy Shearmur

Hayek and After: Hayekian Liberalism as a Research Programme  1997

Earl Shorris

Ignoble Liars  2004

Brian Simpson

Markets Don't Fail!  2006

Mark Skousen

The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers  2001


Vienna & Chicago: Friends or Foes? A Tale of Two Schools of Free-Market Economics  2005

Jim Sleeper

Liberal Racism  1998

Barry Smith

Austrian Philosophy: The Legacy of Franz Brentano  1995

Steven Smith

The Constitution and the Pride of Reason  1999

Richard Sorabji and David Rodin

The Ethics of War  2006

Thomas Sowell

Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy  2001


Controversial Essays  2003


Quest for Cosmic Justice, The  2000

David Stove

Against the Idols of the Age  2000

Thomas J. Szasz

Szasz on the Liberal Tradition  2004

Tzvetan Todorov

Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century  2004

Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler

Creating A New Civilization: The Politics Of The Third Wave  1995

Marc Trachtenberg

The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method  2006

Gordon Tullock

Economics of Income Redistribution AND On Voting: A Public Choice Approach  1999

Mark Tushnet

Taking the Constitution Away From the Courts  2000

Peter Unger

Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence  1998

Karen Vaughn

Austrian Economics in America: The Migration of a Tradition  1995

Eric Voegelin

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin  2000

Michael Walzer

Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism  2005


Unjust? So What?  2004

Alexander F.C. Webster and Darrell Cole and Laurence M. Vance

The Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classical Christian Traditions East and West and Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State  2005

Robert Weissberg

Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity  1999

Thomas West

Vindicating the Founders  1998

Garry Wills

A Necessary Evil  2000

Thomas E. Woods

The Austrian Guide to American History  2004

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy  2005

Leland Yeager

Austrian Economics, Neoclassicism, and the Market Test  1998


Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation  2001

Fareed Zakaria

From Wealth to Power  1998

Michael Zuckert

Launching Liberalism: On Lockean Political Philosophy  2003


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