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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Law of Peoples, The John Rawls
"The Case Against Premptive War" Paul W. Schroeder
"The Problem of Global Justice" Thomas Nagel
"The Unreal Lincoln" Ken Masugi
A Future For Socialism John Roemer
A God Before Thee Walter Berns
A History of Economic Thought: The LSE Lectures Lionel Robbins
A History of Money and Banking in the United States: From the Colonial Era to World War II Murray N. Rothbard
A History of the American People Paul Johnson
A Letter on Germany George Kennan
A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State David Kelley
A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law Antonin Scalia
A Necessary Evil Garry Wills
A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War Harry V. Jaffa
A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth Wilfred Beckerman
A Propensity to Self-Subversion Albert Hirschman
A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny Patrick J. Buchanan
A Student's Guide to Economic History Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th-Century America Richard Rorty
Actual Ethics James R. Otteson
Affirmative Action Fraud, The Clint Bolick
After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State Paul Gottfried
After The Terror Ted Honderich
Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order Anthony de Jasay
Against the Idols of the Age David Stove
Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster Peter Brimelow
America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire Claes G. Ryn
America's Imperial Burden: Is the Past Prologue? Ernest Lefever
An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Vols I & II Murray Rothbard
An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror David Frum and Richard Perle
Antidiscrimination Law and Social Equality Andrew Koppelman
Assimilation, American Style Peter Salins
Austrian and Neoclassical Economics: Any Gains From Trade? Sherwin Rosen
Austrian Economics in America: The Migration of a Tradition Karen Vaughn
Austrian Economics, Neoclassicism, and the Market Test Leland Yeager
Austrian Philosophy: The Legacy of Franz Brentano Barry Smith
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy Thomas Sowell
Beautiful Losers Samuel Francis
Before Resorting to Politics Anthony de Jasay
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus Rick Perlstein
Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon John Milbank
Bloc Busters Virginia Postrel
Brennan and Democracy Frank I. Michelman
Capital is Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World Peter Lewin
Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics George Reisman
Catholic Intellectuals and Conservative Politics in America, 1950-1985 Patrick Allitt
Catholicism, Calvinism, and the Comparative Development of Economic Doctrine David Prychitko
Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal David Conway
Collected Works of Eric Voegelin Eric Voegelin
Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 10, The Bruce Caldwell
Controversial Essays Thomas Sowell
Creating A New Civilization: The Politics Of The Third Wave Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler
Crisis of Vision In Modern Economic Thought, The Robert Heilbroner and William Milberg
Cultivating Humanity Martha Nussbaum
Darwinian Conservatism Larry Arnhart
Dead Right David Frum
Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939–1942 Garet Garrett
Democracy: The God that Failed Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States Thomas Mahl
Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry
Diritto, natura e ragione: Scritti inediti versus Hayek, Mises, Strauss e Polanyi (Right, Nature and Reason: Unpublished Writings against Hayek, Mises, Strauss and Polanyi) Murray N. Rothbard and Roberta A. Modugno, trans, ed. Modugno
Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber David Gelernter
Drawn With the Sword James McPherson
Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism Sanford Ikeda
Economic Consequentialism and Beyond Jeffrey Friedman
Economics and the Good Life: Essays on Political Economy Bertrand de Jouvenel
Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond Robert H. Nelson
Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School Gene Callahan
Economics of Income Redistribution AND On Voting: A Public Choice Approach Gordon Tullock
Economics of Time and Ignorance, The Gerald O' Driscoll and Mario Rizzo
Elements of Justice David Schmidtz
Elshtain Responds; Gordon Replies Jean Bethke Elshtain and David Gordon
End of Democracy? The Judicial Usurpation of Politics, The Richard Neuhaus
End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society, The Dinesh D' Souza
Endgames: Questions in Late Modern Political Thought John Gray
Epistemological Problems of Economics Ludwig von Mises
Equality in Liberty and Justice Antony Flew
Equality, Rights, and the Autonomous Self: Toward a Conservative Economics Timothy P. Roth
Essays on Capital and Interest: An Austrian Perspective Israel Kirzner
Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation Leland Yeager
Expectations and the Meaning of Institutions: Essays in Economics Ludwig Lachmann
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault Stephen R.C. Hicks
Feminism Is Not The Story Of My Life: How Today's Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch With The Real Concerns Of Women Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn Gregory Pavlik
Foundations of Austrian Economics From Menger to Mises: A Critico-Historical Retrospective of Subjectivism, The Allen Oakley
Free-Market Case Against Open Immigration, A Donald Boudreaux
Freedom Betrayed Michael Ledeen
Freud and the Question of Pseudoscience Frank Cioffi
From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays Peter Bauer
From Wealth to Power Fareed Zakaria
Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership Martha C. Nussbaum
Getting It Right: Markets and Choices Robert Barro
Good Society: The Humane Agenda, The John Galbraith
Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, The Zbigniew Brzezinski
Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order, The Francis Fukuyama
Guns and Violence: The English Experience Joyce Lee Malcolm
Hard Green: Saving the Environment From the Environmentalists Peter Huber
Hayek and After: Hayekian Liberalism as a Research Programme Jeremy Shearmur
Hayek's Political Philosophy and His Economics Jeffrey Friedman
Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek Bruce Caldwell
Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life David Friedman
Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century Tzvetan Todorov
How Democratic is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl
How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution Richard A. Epstein
Human Action, The Scholar's Edition Ludwig von Mises
Ignoble Liars Earl Shorris
Immigration and the American Identity: Selections From Chronicles, 1985-1995 Chronicles Magazine
Immigration Symposium Ralph Raico
In Defense of Globalization and Free Trade Today Jagdish Bhagwati
In Defense of Natural Law Robert George
In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State Charles Murray
In Praise of Commercial Culture Tyler Cowen
Individuals, Institutions, Interpretations: Hermeneutics Applied to Economics David Prychitko
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis Ludwig von Mises
Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World Robert Nozick
Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays Murray Rothbard
Is Affirmative Action Doomed? Ronald Dworkin
Is Nafta Constitutional? Bruce Ackerman and David Golove
Isaiah Berlin John Gray
Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy For a New Century Eric Nordlinger
It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us Hillary Clinton
Jaffa on Graglia Harry Jaffa
John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity Linda C. Raeder
John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control Joseph Hamburger
Judicial Dictatorship William Quirk and R.Randall Bridwell
Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World Jean Bethke Elshtain
Justice As Fairness: A Restatement John Rawls
Justice, Luck, and Knowledge S.L. Hurley
Kindly Inquisitors Jonathan Rauch
Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics Donald McCloskey
Launching Liberalism: On Lockean Political Philosophy Michael Zuckert
Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy Richard A. Posner
Legalize This! The Case For Decriminalizing Drugs Douglas N. Husak
Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation Leora Batnitzky and Heinrich Meier
Letters of Sidney Hook Edward Shapiro
Liberal Racism Jim Sleeper
Libertarianism Without Inequality Michael Otsuka
Liberty and (Rightly Understood) Nationalism David Conway
Liberty and Obedience Randy E. Barnett
Literature Lost John Ellis
Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence Peter Unger
Logic of Action, The Murray Rothbard
Ludwig von Mises: The Man and His Economics Israel M. Kirzner
Luxury Fever: Why Money Fails To Satisfy in an Era of Excess Robert H. Frank
Machine Dreams: Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science Philip Mirowski
Making Econoic Sense Murray Rothbard
Market Process: Essays in Contemporary Austrian Economics, The Peter Boettke and David Prychitko
Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists Bertell Ollman
Markets Don't Fail! Brian Simpson
Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism Meghnad Desai
Marx, Hayek, and Utopia Chris Sciabarra
Mary Wollstonecraft: Human Rights and the French Revolution Roberta A. Modugno
Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land Sanford Lakoff
Modernity and the Problem of Evil Alan D. Schrift, ed.
Money and Nation State Kevin Dowd and Richard Timberlake, Jr.
Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Toward a Secular Theocracy Paul Edward Gottfried
Murray N. Rothbard e l'anarco-capitalismo americano Roberta Modugno
Must Economies Be Rational? Bryan Caplan
Mythologies of Marxism G.A. Cohen
Natural Rights and the Right to Choose Hadley Arkes
New Birth of Freedom: Human Rights Named and Unnamed Charles Black
New Color Line: How Quotas And Privilege Destroy Democracy, The Paul Roberts and Lawrence Stratton
Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution, The Michael Lind
No Victory, No Peace Angelo M. Codevilla
Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. DenUyl
On Nozick Edward Feser
Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial" Crisis, The Orlando Patterson
Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution Harry Jaffa
Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution M. E. Bradford
Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy George P. Fletcher
Overcoming Law Richard Posner
Passions and Constraint Stephen Holmes
Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics Frank Machovec
Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium Donald Livingston
Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study, The N.Scott Arnold
Philosophy and Social Hope Richard Rorty
Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity Robert Weissberg
Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism Michael Walzer
Politics of Meaning: Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of Cynicism, The Michael Lerner
Post-Socialist Political Economy: Selected Essays James Buchanan
Power and Prosperity Mancur Olson
Presidential War Power Louis Fisher
Property and Freedom Richard Pipes
Property: Convention or Right? Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel
Public Finance and Public Choice-Two Contrasting Visions of the State James Buchanan and Richard Musgrave
Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics Michael J. Sandel
Public Policy and the Quality of Life: Market Incentives Versus Government Planning Randall Holcombe
Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature's Favorite Tibor R. Machan
Quest for Cosmic Justice, The Thomas Sowell
Racial Contract, The Charles Mills
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air Francis Beckwith and Gregory Koukl
Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War, The Richard Haass
Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge: A Reader Mark G. Malavasi and Jeffrey O., eds. Nelson
Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11 Robert Higgs
Review of Rothbard Roger Backhouse
Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, The Christopher Lasch
Rewarding Work: How To Restore Self-Support to Free Enterprise Edmund Phelps
Selected Essays of Frank Knight Frank Knight
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality G.A Cohen
Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American "Neutrality" in World War II Nicholas Cull
September 11 Noam Chomsky
Simple Rules for a Complex World Richard Epstein
Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline Robert Bork
Social Security and Its Discontents Jeff Madrick
Social Security: False Consciousness and Crisis John Attarian
Social Welfare and Individual Responsiblity David Schmidtz and Robert E. Goodin
Southern Front: History and Politics in the Cultural War, The Eugene Genovese
Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality Ronald Dworkin
Speaking of Liberty Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century Francis Fukuyama
Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 Justus D. Doenecke
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals John Gray
Szasz on the Liberal Tradition Thomas J. Szasz
Taking the Constitution Away From the Courts Mark Tushnet
The Abolition of Antitrust Gary, ed. Hull
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality Glenn C. Loury
The Austrian Guide to American History Thomas E. Woods
The Case Against the Democratic State: An Essay in Cultural Criticism Gordon Graham
The Case Against The Fed Murray Rothbard
The Challenge of Post-Modernity Douglas Rasmussen and Douglas Den Uyl
The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists David Colander and Richard P.F. Holt
The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity Leon Podles
The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays by Hilary Putnam
The Constitution and the Pride of Reason Steven Smith
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories John Denson
The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method Marc Trachtenberg
The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization Patrick J. Buchanan
The Driving Force of the Market: Essays in Austrian Economics Israel M. Kirzner
The Economics and Ethics of Private Property Hans-Hermann Hoppe
The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics Peter Boettke
The End of Democracy II: A Crisis of Legitimacy Mitchell Muncy
The Ethics and Economics of Minimalist Government Timothy P. Roth
The Ethics of Liberty Murray Rothbard
The Ethics of War Richard Sorabji and David Rodin
The Future and Its Enemies Virginia Postrel
The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century Paul Krugman
The Hangover Theory Paul Krugman
The Ideal of Equality Matthew Clayton and Andrew Williams
The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I Thomas Fleming
The Just War Revisited Oliver O'Donovon
The Legalization of Drugs Doug Husak and Peter de Marneffe
The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom. Chandran Kukathas
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson And The French Revolution Conor O' Brien
The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit A.J. Conyers
The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers Mark Skousen
The Market System: What It Is, How It Works, and What to Make of It Charles E. Lindblom
The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now Carnes Lord
The Morals of Nations James R. Otteson
The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production Hans-Hermann Hoppe
The Myth of the Omnipresent Enemy John Mueller
The New Dealers' War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War Within World War II Thomas Fleming
The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals Gertrude Himmelfarb
The New History: A Cover For War Forrest McDonald
The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 David Ray
The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence Marshall De Rosa
The Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of the Jus Publicum Europaeum Carl Schmitt
The Philosophy of the Austrian School Raimondo Cubeddu
The Political Sociology of Freedom: Adam Ferguson and F.A. Hayek Ronald Hamowy
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The Rise and Decline of the State Martin van Creveld
The Roosevelt Myth John Flynn
The State Eviscerated Robert Higgs
The Strange Death of Liberal Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium Paul Gottfried
The Trouble With Principle Stanley Fish
The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton
The Vices of Economists--- The Virtues of The Bourgeoisie Deirdre McCloskey
The Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classical Christian Traditions East and West and Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State Alexander F.C. Webster and Darrell Cole
The War Over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol
The Worm in the Apple: How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education Peter Brimelow
Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Time and Money: The Macroeconomics of Capital Structure Roger W. Garrison
To Renew America Newt Gingrich
Trade and the Iron Hand Deepak Lal
Two Faces of Liberalism John Gray
Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance Deepak Lal
Unjust? So What? Michael Walzer
Unsound Constitution George Fletcher
Up From Conservatism: Why the Right is Wrong for America Michael Lind
Vienna & Chicago: Friends or Foes? A Tale of Two Schools of Free-Market Economics Mark Skousen
Vietnam: The Necessary War. Michael Lind
Vindicating the Founders Thomas West
Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy Murray Rothbard
War and Murder G.E.M. Anscombe
War and Responsibility: Constitutional Lessons of Vietnam and Its Aftermath John Ely
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning Chris Hedges
Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos Robert D. Kaplan
What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead James Pinkerton
What It Means To Be A Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation Charles Murray
What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America’s Greatest President Michael Lind
What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building Noah Feldman
What's Right: The New Conservative Majority and the Remaking of America David Frum
What's Wrong with Libertarianism Jeffrey Friedman
When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession Charles Adams
While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today Donald Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan
Who Speaks For America? Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy Eric Alterman
Why Intellectual Conservatism Died Michael Lind
Why of World War I, The Ralph Raico
Why Race Matters: Race Differences And What They Mean Michael Levin
Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism William J. Bennett
Without A Prayer John Robbins
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