Part I of The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative, Mises Wire (Nov. 5 2018), has been translated into Portuguese, as A busca libertária por uma narrativa histórica global (March 13, 2019).
Hoppe on Austrian TV (SERVUS TV) on Brexit and the EU. (SERVUS TV is a private TV-station, and part of the Quo Vadis Veritas Foundation established by Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder and majority owner of Red Bull) Published on Jan 23, 2019.
The other discussants:
- Irmgard Griss, member of the Austrian parliament for the NEOS (LEFT-liberals), and former head of the Austrian Supreme Court
- Leigh Turner, British Ambassador to Austria
- Marcus Pretzell, member of the European Parliament (elected on the list of the AfD – Alternative für Deutschland – who left the party immediately after his election to join a new, somewhat more PC splinter group, the Blues)
- Thomas Brezina, Austrian living in London, internationally bestselling author of children’s books
Update: English subtitles for selected excerpts are available below (from HANS-HERMANN HOPPE ON BREXIT):
En kort historia om mänskligheten: Framsteg och förfall: Swedish Translation of A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline (Mises 2015).
New Hoppe Essay collection in Italian with contributions by Carlo Lottieri, Raimondo Cubeddu, Luca Fusari, David Gordon and Novello Papafava: Abbasso lo Stato e la Democrazia. Scritti sui sistemi istituzionali moderni e il libertarismo (Italian Edition).
From Malice’s shownotes:
It took a trip to Bodrum, Turkey, but on this week’s “YOUR WELCOME” Michael Malice sits down for an exclusive interview with the legendary and notorious Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Hoppe is the author of (among other works) “Democracy: The God That Failed” and one of the world’s leading exponents of right-wing libertarian thought–and the consequent subject of many memes. As president and founder of the Property and Freedom Society, Hoppe hosts an annual international meeting of political radicals. Hoppe has taken a policy of declining all interviews so this is a rare chance to see him discuss his work, being a dad, studying with Murray Rothbard and, yes, telling a joke.
From Mises Wire, 13 June 2018: Our Obsession with Consumption — while Ignoring Saving and Investment — Is a Big Problem. Interview of Hans-Hermann Hoppe by Juan Fernando Carpio
Sean Gabb’s Radical Coup: A Case for Reaction (The Hampden Press, 2018) has recently been published. It includes my Foreword, reproduced below.
It is no easy task to list all of Sean Gabb’s talents. He is a historian, a sociologist and social critic, a political and legal theorist, a linguist and classicist, as well as a prolific and highly acclaimed novelist, and in all of his writings he is, if I may be so presumptuous to say so as a non-native speaker of English, a great stylist of the English language. Above all, however, he is a libertarian. Indeed, Sean Gabb is England’s Mr. Libertarian. [continue reading…]
The following is an edited transcript of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Libertarian Search for a Grand Historical Narrative (Part I) (PFS 2018). Published at Mises Wire, 11/5/2018. Video available here Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Libertarian Search for a Grand Historical Narrative (Part I) (PFS 2018).
It is no secret that I am not a Hayekian. Still, I consider Hayek a great economist – not in the same league as Mises, but few if any economists are. Hayek’s fame in the public mind, however, has less to do with his economic writings but stems largely from his writings in political theory, and it is in this area where I consider Hayek as mostly deficient. Not even his system of definitions here is internally consistent. His excursions into the field of epistemology are quite ingenious, yet also here he falls short of the accomplishments of his teacher Mises. Nonetheless, owing to his wide-ranging interdisciplinary oeuvre, which contains a treasure trove of keen insights into many issues, I consider Hayek one of the 20th century’s outstanding intellectuals writing in the social sciences.
Professor Hoppe’s latest publication is the monograph Getting Libertarianism Right, published by the Mises Institute (2018). This is a compilation of edited transcripts from several of Professor Hoppe’s speeches from recent Property and Freedom Society annual meetings. [PDF; local copy]
[See also Lew Rockwell on Getting Libertarianism Right]
Sean Gabb’s Introduction:
Our Obsession with Consumption — while Ignoring Saving and Investment — Is a Big Problem
[From an interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe conducted by Juan Fernando Carpio.]
Carpio: Why do economists in general not teach the role of saving for the economy?
Professor Hoppe’s classic A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism has been translated into Turkish, as Sosyalizm ve Kapitalizm: Bir Teori (trans: Murat Kuzey Yılmaz). It is not completely online yet, but see:
- Preface to the Turkish Translation of A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism
- “Mülkiyet, Mukavele, Saldırganlık, Kapitalizm, Sosyalizm“ and “Rus Tipi Sosyalizm”: “Part 2: Property, Contract, Aggression, Capitalism, Socialism” and “Part 3: Socialism Russian Style.”
Some months ago I agreed to write a foreword for a forthcoming book by Chase Rachels, on the right and libertarianism, and sent him a draft. After further thought, I notified Rachels that I did not want him to include the foreword in his book and withdrew my permission, and published a version of it as a stand-alone article, “On Getting Libertarianism Right.”
It has come to my attention that Rachels is planning to include the draft of my foreword in his book despite my withdrawing my permission. I wish it to be on record that I do not consent to my foreword being included in his book.
Em Busca de uma Estratégia para a Mudança Social
[Discurso proferido no 12º encontro anual da Property and Freedom Society em Bodrum, Turquia, em 17 de Setembro de 2017]
Conhecemos o destino dos termos liberal e liberalismo. Eles foram afixados por tantas pessoas diferentes e em tão diferentes posições que perderam todo o seu significado e se tornaram um rótulo vazio e indescritível. O mesmo destino agora está cada vez mais ameaçando os termos “libertário” e “libertarianismo” que foram inventados para recuperar uma parte da precisão conceitual perdida com o desaparecimento dos antigos rótulos.
Contudo, a história do libertarianismo moderno ainda é bastante jovem. Começou na sala de estar de Murray Rothbard e encontrou sua expressão quase canônica no seu livro Por uma Nova Liberdade: O Manifesto libertário, que foi publicado em 1973. E, então, eu sou esperançoso e ainda não estou disposto a abandonar o termo libertarianismo como ele foi definido e explicado por Rothbard, com incomparável clareza e precisão, apesar das inúmeras tentativas dos tão chamados libertários de se envolverem e se apropriarem do bom nome do libertarianismo com algo inteiramente diferente.
From Bionic Mosquito:
I Love Hans Hoppe!
NO! NOT THAT WAY! If that’s what I meant, he would have to “physically remove” me from his (virtual) neighborhood!
I love his intellect, the way he creates the dots that he thereafter connects, his directness, and his very dry and wonderfully refined sense of humor.
It was Hans Hoppe (more precisely, someone who challenged me to challenge Hans Hoppe) that accelerated my interest in what has become the most intellectually satisfying topic that I pursue via this blog, that of libertarians and culture. With that out of the way…
Libertarianism and the Alt-Right: In Search of a Libertarian Strategy for Social Change, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. (Speech delivered at the 12th annual meeting of the Property and Freedom Society in Bodrum, Turkey, on September 17, 2017)
You will note, sprinkled throughout my commentary are my “accusations” that Hoppe has stolen some of my material. I hope you understand my meager attempt at humor; everything I have come to on this broad subject (I truly mean “everything”) began because Hoppe set me on that path, long ago.
I recently linked to the video version of this speech, and offered a few brief comments. I purposely waited before giving more extensive thoughts as I wanted to wait for this transcript. This will be a tough post to write…or, shall I say, write concisely. Is it OK with you if I just copy and paste the entire text? You see my point. With this concern noted, I will attempt to be efficient. (Update: I failed.)
For related, see:
- Murray N. Rothbard and the Ethics of Liberty, Introduction to the new edition of Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty (New York: New York University Press, 1998)
- Hoppe, Libertarianism and the “Alt-Right” (PFS 2017)
- Hoppe’s Review of Rothbard’s Festschrift
- Introduction to Democracy: The God That Failed
- Hoppe’s remarks in Presentation of the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom
- Other links to related Hoppe works in Hoppe: A Précis