...but given the back and forth, it seems fair enough to just pose the question.
I'm specifically curious with how Austrians take this line from Mises:
"It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aiming at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has, for the moment, saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history. But though its policy has brought salvation for the moment, it is not of the kind which could promise continued success. Fascism was an emergency makeshift. To view it as something more would be a fatal error”.
Mises, L. von, 1978. Liberalism: A Socio-Economic Exposition (2nd edn; trans. R. Raico), Sheed Andrews and McMeel, Mission, Kansas. p. 49.
I provided my detailed thoughts on the German preface - a very fascinating read, in my mind - so I think it's fair to ask Austrians what their thoughts are on this.
And to borrow and modify a one-liner that has accompanied the recent spate of German preface posts: can you imagine Keynes ever writing something like this? I certainly can't.
Thoughts? Does this make anyone uneasy?
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