A Short History of Man

  • by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • Narrated by Millian Quinteros
  • 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline represents nothing less than a sweeping revisionist history of mankind, in a concise and listenable volume. Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe skillfully weaves history, sociology, ethics, and Misesian praxeology to present an alternative - and highly challenging - view of human economic development over the ages.
As always, Dr. Hoppe addresses the fundamental questions as only he can. How do family and social bonds develop? Why is the concept of private property so vitally important to human flourishing? What made the leap from a Malthusian subsistence society to an industrial society possible? How did we devolve from aristocracy to monarchy to social democratic welfare states? And how did modern central governments become the all-powerful rulers over nearly every aspect of our lives?
Dr. Hoppe examines and answers all of these often thorny questions without resorting to platitudes or bowdlerized history. This is Hoppe at his best: calmly and methodically skewering sacred cows.

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Narrative misread: I want my credit back.

Don't waste your MONEY. 1 star is too much, but it was required in order for me to review this book. I hadn't even settled in before the narrator, on the third page of the foreword, - 6th paragraph in fact - reverses the author's meaning by switching the word "unfortunately" to "fortunately". how can I go forward and trust the narrators fidelity?
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- Kindle Customer

Hans Hoppe is my favorite intellectual

Hans Herman Hoppe is my favorite, and the greatest intellectual of our time. His application of the praxeological method to reconstruct human history is guaranteed to be more accurate than any human history class you've ever taken.
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- Andrew Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2016
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute