© 1961

Freedom and Serfdom

An Anthology of Western Thought

  • Editors
  • Albert Hunold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Carlo Antoni
    Pages 11-26
  3. Hans Barth
    Pages 27-48
  4. Wilhelm Röpke
    Pages 59-82
  5. David McCord Wright
    Pages 83-94
  6. Russell Kirk
    Pages 95-106
  7. Friedrich A. Hayek
    Pages 107-118
  8. Theodor Litt
    Pages 119-150
  9. Michael Oakeshott
    Pages 151-170
  10. Hannah Arendt
    Pages 191-217
  11. Werner Kägi
    Pages 218-237
  12. Helmut Schoeck
    Pages 238-268
  13. Eric Voegelin
    Pages 269-284
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About this book


caused in the western camp. A further factor which operates to our disadvantage is the fact that in our democracies the role played by the mass of uprooted humanity is becoming increasingly important, and the problem of control and guidance of the masses still seems to be far from being solved. To all these burning questions an answer is given in this volume, Freedom and Serfdom, which contains a selection from the best contributions of world-renowned social economists, sociologists, philosophers and exponents of the political sciences, published for the first time in the English language. It is at this very moment that a work such as this, dedicated to the moral and intellectual struggle against communism and an analysis of our own democratic institu­ tions, is of particular and urgent importance. For it is imperative, surely, that we should use to the best possible advantage the relatively short time vouchsafed us by the sobering effects of the Paris con­ ference, before our opponents succeed once again in lulling us into a sense of complacent security. The purpose of this volume is not only to make a contribution towards the scientific clarification of some of the burning problems of the age, but also to instil a sense of urgency and vigilance, particularly in the younger generation, and to imbue them with courage and an eager readiness to fight for the ideals of the western world.


democracy liberty morality policy political science politics representative democracy

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Freedom and Serfdom
  • Book Subtitle An Anthology of Western Thought
  • Editors A. Hunold
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1961
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0007-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7986-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-3665-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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