Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History
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|Ludwig von Mises||No chapter of history is steeped further in blood than the history of colonialism. Blood was shed uselessly and senselessly. Flourishing lands were laid waste; whole peoples destroyed and exterminated. All this can in no way be extenuated or justified.||Liberalism|| p. 125||Colonialism
|Ludwig von Mises||It may be safely taken for granted that up to now the natives have learned only evil ways from the Europeans, and not good ones. This is not the fault of the natives, but rather of their European conquerors, who have taught them nothing but evil. They have brought arms and engines of destruction of all kinds to the colonies; they have sent out their worst and most brutal individuals as officials and officers; at the point of the sword they have set up a colonial rule that in its sanguinary cruelty rivals the despotic system of the Bolsheviks.||Liberalism|| p. 126||Colonialism
|Ludwig von Mises||The marvelous achievements of the British administration in India were overshadowed by the vain arrogance and stupid race pride of the white man.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 98||Colonialism
|Ludwig von Mises||The initiative for the great colonial projects came not from finance and business but from the governments.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 99||Colonialism