Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ludwig von Mises About War

Ludwig Heinrich Mises
 (1881 - 1973)
L. H. Mises was a philosopher - classical liberal. He was a prominent figure in the Austrian School of economic thought and is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action.
 In 1940 Mises left Geneva to avoid being captured by the German armies or being delivered to them by the Swiss government.
He moved to New York City and started a new life. Mises  became a visiting professor at New York University in 1945. Mises' thought has exerted significant influence on the libertarian movement in the United States in the 20th century.
 P.s  Here we go, here is his views about  war, nations,  protectionism, patriotism, Sovereignty etc, etc, etc.. (K. S)


If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone, whether citizen or foreigner.
Only one thing can conquer war - that attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation.
If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.
The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
 Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.

Ludwig von Mises

Dresden, Germany, 1945

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