American professor of history


Ralph Raico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Ralph Raico is an American historian, libertarian, and specialist in European classical liberalism and Austrian Economics. He is currently a professor of history at Buffalo State College and a senior faculty member at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Raico was a student of Ludwig von Mises and learned German at Mises' suggestion. Raico translated Mises' Liberalismus into English. ..."


23 Oct 1936, in East Harlem, New York City


13 Dec 2016, in New York

Awards Received

2000 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize, granted by Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2000
"Professor Raico was a 17-year-old high school student when he first knocked on Ludwig von Mises's door. He studied economics at Mises's famed New York seminar, learned German upon his advice, and translated Mises's Liberalism into English. Raico became a close friend and colleague of Murray Rothbard, and took his PhD at the University of Chicago under the tutelage of F.A. Hayek."


F.A. Hayek, R.I.P., Mar 1992
Memorial and biographical essay
"The award to him of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science, in 1974, was thus a fitting tribute to Hayek's accomplishments and a welcome sign of the esteem in which he came to be held by knowledgeable people throughout the scholarly world. But to an unusual degree for a thinker of such eminence, Hayek exerted a direct influence on the larger educated public as well."
Related Topic: Friedrich A. Hayek
Mont Pelerin: 1947-1978, The Road to Libertarianism, Libertarian Review, Dec 1979
Reviews the presentations and discussions at the 1978 meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, with an overview of the Society's history and particularly the 1958 meeting which had similar themes
"Hayek's new optimism is in sharp contrast to the mood in which the Mont Pelerin Society was founded in April, 1947. Hayek's Road to Serfdom, dedicated to 'Socialists of all parties,' had brought him to the forefront of post-World War II debates between collectivists and liberals. ... Finally, in 1947, after publication of The Road to Serfdom, almost fifty scholars gathered at Mont Pelerin, above Vevey near Montreux on Lac Leman. In addition to Rueff, Rougier, Hayek, and Mises, the American participation was strong and included Felix Morley, F.A. Harper, Leonard Read, Henry Hazlitt, and Milton Friedman."
Thomas Szasz - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
"There is no question that, as regards psychiatry and psychology, Szasz is the great advocate of the principle of voluntary exchange, the rule of law, and the open society. But in the course of struggling for some thirty years on behalf of these libertarian ideas in a field virtually monopolized by the purveyors—and beneficiaries—of collectivist ideologies, Szasz has achieved nothing less than a Copernican revolution."
Related Topic: Thomas S. Szasz


The Health of the State, The Lew Rockwell Show, 17 Aug 2008
Lew talks with Raico about war, U.S. foreign policy, the role of Commander in Chief and related topics
Related Topic: War


Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York, 1 Aug 2005
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s