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Hayek: The Iron Cage Of Liberty Paperback – May 16, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0813331263 ISBN-10: 0813331269 Edition: y First edition

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press; y First edition edition (May 16, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813331269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813331263
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,790,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an excellent book which links together in an impressively analytical way Hayek's views on philosophy and political economy with his role as a defender of an important version of liberal ideology." Raymond Plant, St Catherine's College, Oxford

"This is an exemplary work of intellectual reconstruction and appraisal. Gamble writes not only as an interpreter of Hayek but as a seasoned observer of government." John Gray, London School of Economics and Political Science

"Lucid and intelligent." Robert Skidelsky, Times Literary Supplement


"A fresh look at Hayek's ideas and influence." The Quadrant --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"This is an excellent book which links together in an impressively analytical way Hayek's views on philosophy and political economy with his role as a defender of an important version of liberal ideology." Raymond Plant, St Catherine's College, Oxford

"This is an exemplary work of intellectual reconstruction and appraisal. Gamble writes not only as an interpreter of Hayek but as a seasoned observer of government." John Gray, London School of Economics and Political Science

"Lucid and intelligent." Robert Skidelsky, Times Literary Supplement


"A fresh look at Hayek's ideas and influence." The Quadrant --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on November 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
Andrew Gamble is a British author and Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge. He has written many other books such as The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession, The Limits of Politics: An Inaugural Lecture Given in the University of Cambridge, 23 April 2008, etc.

He wrote in the Prefact to this 1996 book, "What I have tried to do here is to provide an assessment and a critical analysis of Hayek's achievement, to indicate some of the limitations of his thought, and to suggest why he is still relevant to us. One of my particular interests in Hayek is his role in the ideological change in the British Conservative party in the 1970s... I have also become interested in the contrast between Hayek the ideologue and Hayek the social scientist, and the extent to which he failed to develop many of his insights because of the ideological closures he imposed on his work." (Pg. x) Later, he added, "One of my purposes in this book is to argue that Hayek's reputation as an ideologue has for long been a barrier to a wider appreciation of his intellectual contribution to social science." (Pg. 1)

He states, "Hayek believes that in a market order there can be no such thing as social justice, because social justice implies that there is some superior criterion which can be applied to the outcomes of the market, a notion of just deserts or fairness, which justifies redistributing what that market has allocated...
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