The Narrow Path of Freedom and Other Essays

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5
THE NARROW PATH OF FREEDOM

When we have addressed ourselves to the subject of détente or the economic policies of the East Bloc countries or the military balance of East and West, it has always been the concept of the free society as opposed to the world of coercion and unfreedom that lay behind whatever kind of technical analysis was being presented. This is the quintessential difference between the communist system and that of the West; nothing in the economic or political or ideological bases distinguishes the two worlds more clearly than the single if often weaselly word freedom.

The Austrian economist and social philosopher Ludwig von Mises would tell us if he were here that the essence of political freedom lies in private enterprise and the capitalist system, that no other can foster or even tolerate the democracy of the marketplace, the peaceful, voluntary resolution of conflicting interests and counterweight, the impulses of the central government to intervene in the private lives of its citizens. It is only through the balance of economic and thus social forces that the individual obtains the vital guarantees and options that make for a Bill of Rights that not only exists on paper but is also operational day after day and especially night after night.

How Mises would explain the phenomenon of the Scandinavian countries with their advanced socialism and their parallel devotion to

Presented at the Conference on European Problems and Studiengesellschaft fuer
Fragen Mittel- und Osteuropaeischer Partnershaft, Valley Forge, Pa., 1977.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Part I - Foreign Affairs 1
  • 1 - The Nuremberg Trials and One World 3
  • 2 - Nuremberg 21
  • 3 - The United States and Europe 28
  • 4 - Visiting China 47
  • 5 - The Narrow Path of Freedom 56
  • 6 - Global Aspects of East-West Relations 62
  • 7 - The End of the Cold War? 69
  • 8 - Saddam and a New World Order 73
  • Part II - The Idea of History 77
  • 9 - History as It Really Is 79
  • 10 - Domestic Peace 84
  • 11 - Looking Backward 90
  • 12 - The Thin Coat of the Higher Learning 95
  • 13 - The Path of the West 103
  • 14 - The Further Decline of the West 110
  • Part III - Individuals 115
  • 15 - Remembrance of Uncle Charlie 117
  • 16 - Albert Speer 134
  • 17 - Ezra Pound 138
  • 18 - The Suzette Morton Davidson Gallery 146
  • Index 149
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