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Omnipotent Government

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War
Author Ludwig von Mises
Country United States
Language English
Subject Nazism, Nationalism, Socialism, Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Yale University Press, Libertarian Press
Publication date
1944
Pages ix, 291 pp.
ISBN NA
OCLC 967870

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War is a book by Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises first published in 1944 by Yale University Press. It is one of the most influential writings in Libertarian social thought and critique of statist ideology and socialism, examining the rise of Nazism as an example. The book treats Nazism as a species of orthodox socialist theory. At the same time the book offers a critique of economic interventionism, industrial central planning, the welfare state and world government, denouncing the trends of the Western Allies towards the total state. The book was made available online by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2004.[1]

Contents

  • Publication history 1
    • Reviews 1.1
    • Translations 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
    • Full text 4.1

Publication history

Reviews

  • Basch, Antonin (1944). Omnipotent GovernmentReview of Ludwig von Mises, . The American Economic Review 34.4, 899–903.
  • Baster, A. S. J. (1945). Omnipotent GovernmentReview of Ludwig von Mises, . Economica, New Series 12.45, 39–40.
  • Coker, Francis W. (1944). Omnipotent Government; The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . The American Political Science Review 38.5, 1003–1005.
  • Hessen, Robert (1970). Review of Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government. The Objectivist 9.8.
  • Hexner, Ervin (1945). Omnipotent Government. The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . Social Forces 23.4, 466–467.
  • Kohn, Hans (1945). Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . The American Historical Review 50.3, 531–533.
  • Minshall, T. H. (1947). Omnipotent Government. The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944–) 23.2, 240–241.
  • Passant, E. J. (1944). Let the People Know, and Norman Angell, Omnipotent GovernmentReview of Ludwig von Mises, . The Economic Journal 54.215/216, 384–387.
  • Robson, Charles B. (1945). Omnipotent Government; The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . The Journal of Politics 7.1, 98–100.
  • Rothbard, Murray N. (1975). Reviews of Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government and Theory and History. Libertarian Review, June 1975, p. 1.
  • Simons, Henry C. (1944). Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 236, Adolescents in Wartime, pp. 192–193
  • Yoder, Fred R. (1944). (sic)The Omnipotent StateReview of Ludwig von Mises, . American Sociological Review 10:2 (1944), p. 326
  • Hula, Erich. (1945). Omnipotent Government. The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . Social Research 12:4 (November 1945), pp. 509–511
  • Peardon, T. P. (1945). Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total WarReview of Ludwig von Mises, . Political Science Quarterly 60:1 (March 1945), pp. 130–131

Translations

  • (Spanish) Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotencia Gubernamental. Translated by Pedro Elgoibar. Mexico: Editorial Hermes, n.d.
  • (French) Ludwig von Mises, Le Gouvernement Omnipotent de L`État Totalitaire à la Guerre Total. Translated by M. de Hulster. Paris: Librairie de Médicis, 1947.
  • (German) Ludwig von Mises, Im Namen des Staates, oder Die Gefahren des Kollektivismus [In the Name of the State: or the Dangers of Collectivism]. Stuttgart: Bonn Aktuell, 1978. ISBN 3-87959-091-5
  • (Russian) Людвиг фон Мизес, Всемогущее правительство: Тотальное государство и тотальная война. Moscow: Социум, 2006. ISBN 978-5-901901-60-1.

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeffrey Tucker. Books, Online and Off, March 22, 2004.

External links

  • Hans F. Sennholz's review of Ludwig von Mises' Omnipotent Government on YouTube

Full text

  • Omnipotent Government, 1944 edition:
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    • Full text in PDF
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