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Serving under Mises in WWI

May 15, 2008 by

Guido Hulsmann received the following:

I must congratulate you on the fine writings and historical revelations in your book on Mises-Last Knight of Liberalism.

My grandfather had fought under his command in the Austro-Hungarian army in WWI. The losing side has relatively few historical texts written in English. So yours is very eloquent and provides a basis for me to retrace not only the battles but the circumstances under which my grand father fought those battles.

My grand father as was the tradition made trips to Florida during the 50′s to reunite with what was left of the regiment. He spoke occasionally of his New York U friend but it did not dawn on me the significance of this association until much later when I studied economics.

I drifted into a pursuit of economics quite innocently and often marveled how a peasant such as my father could have such a grasp of economic issues lacking any formal training. Hence I know much better now and understand the link of economic thought and the deep influence Mises had on the psyche of my family.

It is a fabulous book you have written on the most influential economist in my thoughts and thinking. I thank you for such a fine work and will put alongside my other books written by Mises.

{ 3 comments }

Fred Furash May 15, 2008 at 11:38 am

That’s awesome!

Bruce Koerber May 15, 2008 at 5:24 pm

The nobility of Mises is proof that Constitutional monarchies can be re-established in the world when its stupor induced by democratic socialism comes to an end!

For example, the praiseworthy character of Mises and likewise other well known families noted for their wisdom and virtue can be designated as nobles and from among them a monarch can be established.

A Constitution based on the principles of the philosophy of classical liberalism, to be upholded and defended by the monarch, completes this praiseworthy form of government.

Pepe May 16, 2008 at 9:23 am

I love it. Between artillery vollies Mises lectured the troops (some of whom were peasants) on Human Action and enriched their lives forever.

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