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By F. A. Hayek

The crumbling of the Berlin Wall, the autumn of the iron curtain, and the Reagan and Thatcher "revolutions" all owe a major debt to F. A. Hayek. Economist, social and political theorist, and highbrow historian, Hayek passionately championed person liberty and condemned the hazards of kingdom keep watch over. Now Hayek ultimately tells the tale of his lengthy and arguable profession, within which his fortunes rose, fell, and eventually rose again.

Through an entire selection of formerly unpublished autobiographical sketches and a big variety of interviews, Hayek on Hayek presents the 1st distinct chronology of Hayek's adolescence and schooling, his highbrow development, and the tutorial and public reception of his principles. His discussions diversity from monetary method and the query of non secular religion to the ambience of post-World battle I Vienna and the British personality.

Born in 1899 right into a Viennese relatives of lecturers and civil servants, Hayek was once expert on the collage of Vienna, fought within the nice conflict, and later moved to London, the place, as he watched liberty vanish less than fascism and communism throughout Europe, he wrote The street to Serfdom. even supposing this publication attracted nice public recognition, Hayek was once missed through different economists for thirty years after global warfare II, while eu social democracies boomed and Keynesianism grew to become the dominant highbrow strength. besides the fact that, the award of the Nobel Prize in economics for 1974 signaled a reversal in Hayek's fortunes, and earlier than his loss of life in 1992 he observed his life's paintings vindicated within the cave in of the deliberate economies of japanese Europe.

Hayek on Hayek is as on the subject of an autobiography of Hayek as we'll ever have. In his personal eloquent phrases, Hayek unearths the amazing lifetime of a innovative philosopher in progressive instances.

"One of the nice thinkers of our age who explored the promise and lines of liberty....[Hayek] revolutionized the world's highbrow and political life"--President George Bush, on awarding F. A. Hayek the Medal of Freedom

F. A. Hayek, recipient of the Medal of Freedom 1991 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, used to be a pioneer in financial conception and the imperative proponent of the libertarian philosophy. Hayek is the writer of various books in economics, in addition to books in political philosophy and psychology.

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