The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas

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Yale University Press
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Janek Wasserman is associate professor at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938.


"A fair-minded, deeply researched account of how a school of thought developed and wielded influence . . . quite well done, and full of fascinating stories."--Justin Fox, New York Times Book Review
"A masterly history."--George Melloan, Wall Street Journal
"The book is a fair- minded, deeply researched account of how a school of thought developed and wielded influence"-- Justin Fox, International New York Times
"The best overall history of the Austrian school."--Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution
"This is a vital book for our times. Janek Wasserman's study is learned and accessible, demystifying and elegant; above all, it corrects popular misconceptions about the origins and legacies of Austrian economics."--Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University
"Over more than a hundred years, the Austrian School of Economics was born, emigrated, split, revived and transformed. Janek Wasserman has done the impossible, producing a readable guide to the whole story while shirking none of the school's complexity. A serious achievement."--Quinn Slobodian, author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
"Janek Wasserman deftly traces the filiation of Austrian economic ideas from the café culture of pre-war Vienna to the online universe of the contemporary alt-right. The result is a stimulating history of economists such as Mises and Hayek, and their influence on our era. Well-written, compelling, and entirely accessible, this book deserves a broad readership."--Robert Leonard, Université du Québec à Montréal
"[ . . . ] Wasserman has succeeded in providing a rich and worthwhile overview of Austrian economics."--D. Mitch, University of Maryland Baltimore County