<p>More than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of <strong><em>Socialism</em></strong>: It was a work on political economy in the tradition of the great moral philosophers, a Montesquieu or Adam Smith, containing both acute knowledge and profound wisdom. . . . To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again. This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in all areas of life.</p> <p><strong>Ludwig von Mises</strong> (18811973) was the leading spokesman of the Austrian School of economics throughout most of the twentieth century.</p> Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Socialism-Sociological-Ludwig-von-Mises-ebook/dp/B00EVN5F5C">Amazon</a> and <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/socialism-von-mises/1101351749?ean=9781614871507&itm=1&usri=socialism+mises">Barnes and Noble</a>.