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Ludwig von Mises: "Great conflicts of ideas must be solved by straight and frank methods; they cannot be solved by artifices and makeshifts." - Planning for Freedom


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Ludwig von MisesEvery doctrine denying to the single paltry individual any role in history must finally ascribe changes and improvements to the operation of instincts. As those upholding such doctrines see it, man is an animal that has the instinct to produce poems, cathedrals, and airplanes.Theory and History pp. 194-95Instinct