Liberty vs. Leviathan

Chronicling Liberty's battle against Leviathan

Wilhelm Röpke

Röpke played a pivotal role in raising Germany from the ashes of World War II and yet the typical economics student has never heard of him. Over fifty years ago he was warning the post-war Western world of the dangers of a mass culture, mass society and mass man; where the soul of man is neglected in pursuit of material gain; where the dignity of man is sacrificed on the altar of efficiency; and where the media is employed for the dissemination of economic and political propaganda aimed at directing and controlling the masses. Regrettably, the masses have not heard nor heeded his warning.

Röpke’s work

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

The ISI published several of Röpke’s essays in their Modern Age journal in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


Ludwig von Mises Institute

The Mises Institute has a number of Röpke’s books in pdf format.

Others’ Work

Book Reviews



3 Responses

  1. anon says:

    Thank you! This is wonderful indeed – he’s my favourite among the Austrians.

    Hopefully someday his Wikipedia page would be pepped up to reflect his stature.

  2. anon says:

    btw Ropke’s major works are available for free at the Mises Institute website.

  3. anon says:

    ^ (as in, additions have been made – in particular, his “Humane Economy” is now made available)

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