My appreciation of Hayek on the occasion of his 100th Birthday (May 8, 1999): “F. A. Hayek: Prophet of the Modern World

I recall being at a birthday party for the great man in Vienna at the Handelskammer in, I think, 1988 or 1989, when Karl Milford, the grandson of the Austrian-Marxist Rudolf Hilferding, spoke. It was at that party that I met a wonderful Czech libertarian, Miroslav Sevcik, with whom I worked to promote liberty in Czechoslovakia when I was promoting liberty in the Soviet Bloc nations.

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2 Responses to “Hayek”

  1. I think of him as the most important thinker of the 20th century.

    I understand Greg’s sentiment. Russell wrote of Spinoza something like “the most noble and lovable of all the great philosophers.” I feel something similar towards Hayek.

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