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Ralph Raico (/ˈreɪkoʊ/) is an American libertarian historian of European liberalism. He was formerly a professor of history at Buffalo State College.
Raico is from New York City, where he attended Ludwig von Mises New York University seminars on Austrian economics while in high school. There he met Murray Rothbard who befriended him. Rothbard and his friends Raico, George Reisman, Ronald Hamowy, Robert Hessen formed a "self-conscious intellectual and activist salon" they named the "Circle Bastiat". Raico received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where his adviser was Friedrich Hayek.
While at the University Raico founded The New Individualist Review, a libertarian publication which first published in 1961 and produced 17 issues over the next 7 years. Raico and other graduate students comprised the editorial board. Hayek and Milton Friedman and later, economist George Stigler, were on the advisory board. In 1981 Friedman wrote that he believed the publication "set an intellectual standard which has not yet, I believe, been matched by any of the more recent publications in the same philosophical tradition."
Raico later became Senior Editor of Inquiry magazine. He is currently an Associate Editor of The Independent Institute's "The Independent Review" and a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, which has published his work. Raico translated Mises' book, Liberalismus and various essays by Friedrich Hayek into English.
Classical liberalism and the Austrian School (2012). Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. ISBN 9781610160032. ISBN 1610160037. OCLC 792741380,
"Classical liberalism and the Austrian school" in The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics (1998) Peter J. Boettke editor. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781858787763. OCLC 485335367,
Great Wars and Great Leaders: a libertarian rebuttal, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010, ISBN 1610164377 OCLC 779146130,
The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton. (2010) - Book version of Raico's University of Chicago dissertation - ISBN 1610163680,
Die Partei der Freiheit: Studien zur Geschichte des deutschen Liberalismus, (Introduction by Jörg Guido Hülsmann; Gabriele Bartel, Pia Weiss, Christian Watrin, translators), Lucius & Lucius; 1st edition (1999), ISBN 3828200427 ISBN 9783828200425. OCLC 52523633,
"World War I: The Turning Point" and "Rethinking Churchill" in The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories, (edited by John V. Denson), Transaction Publishers; 2 edition, 1999, ISBN 0765804875,
Introduction to the 50th-anniversary edition of John T. Flynn's The Roosevelt Myth, Fox & Wilkes; 50th edition (September 1, 1998), ISBN 0930073274,
Classical Liberalism: Historical Essays in Political Economy, Routledge, 1998,
Classical liberalism in the twentieth century, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, 1990. OCLC 21573481 and 732647331,
Gay rights: a libertarian approach, Libertarian Party, 1975 OCLC 8887435 and 863234248
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