Between Fatalism and Hope: The Continental Liberal Search for Light and Stability in a Dark Age

@article{Dekker2016BetweenFA,
  title={Between Fatalism and Hope: The Continental Liberal Search for Light and Stability in a Dark Age},
  author={E. Dekker},
  journal={European Economics: Political Economy & Public Economics eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • E. Dekker
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • European Economics: Political Economy & Public Economics eJournal
  • This paper analyzes the work of Wilhelm Ropke, Friedrich Hayek and Bertrand de Jouvenel in the years leading up to, during and following WWII. It argues that these three political-economic thinkers all went through a period of deep despair about the fate of Europe and its civilization. This despair was accompanied by a sense that the forces of history were stronger than humans. After that despair they regained (diminished) hopes about the economic and political future of Europe, and the power… CONTINUE READING

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