While the bulk of the book compares England and Russia, showing how varying attitudes toward private property led these two nations in totally different directions, the final section examines the broad theme of property rights in the late 20th century--a period when they have come under assault, and have been made increasingly conditional, by the growing strength of the welfare state. Pipes concludes with a broadside against New Deal and Great Society programs. Although liberal readers may bristle, none can deny that Property and Freedom is the product of a great mind tackling a big theme with great enthusiasm. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The United States is a society based upon land rights. This country was able to survive because it acquired the land (right, wrong, or otherwise) which it was able to sell and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason G. Racette
Let me just say that I enjoy reading about the subject of property rights and its implications. I'd read the fantastic Noblest Triumph, which eloquently made the case for property... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Asteriskx
The author has gone rogue with this book. The shock to the reader of his great trilogy on the Russian Revolution might be like that of a student who reads in the newspaper that a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Adam B. Ritchie Jr.
I can remember in university searching for a historical work that brought together all the arguments for and against private property and the evolution of institutions that... Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by subprimefree
In five chapters, Richard Pipes brilliantly argues that property rights lie as the foundation of all our freeedom. Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by Vincent Poirier
Pipe's thesis on freedom and property is an in-depth evaluation of the effect that individual freedom to own private property has on the history, wealth and type of government of a... Read morePublished on November 30, 2005 by BRIT
Richard Pipes's Property and Freedom, offered by him as the work of a "dilettante", is professor emeritus of Russian and Soviet history at Harvard. Read morePublished on January 16, 2005 by HAROLD J. REYNOLDS
Instead of being titled "property and freedom," it should be titled "property and power." Pipes was a prominent old cold-war apologist for American capitalism, and you can tell... Read morePublished on August 18, 2004 by A. Perala
Philosophically speaking, this is weak on argument and analysis and high on invective. Its author is a specialist in history, or rather the use of history for political ends during... Read morePublished on February 24, 2004