Janek Wasserman is associate professor at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938.
A fair-minded, deeply researched account of how a school of thought developed and wielded influence . . . quite well done, and full of fascinating stories. -Justin Fox, New York Times Book Review A masterly history. -George Melloan, Wall Street Journal The book is a fair- minded, deeply researched account of how a school of thought developed and wielded influence - Justin Fox, International New York Times This is a vital book for our times. Janek Wasserman's study is learned and accessible, demystifying and elegant; above all, it corrects popular misconceptions about the origins and legacies of Austrian economics. -Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University Over more than a hundred years, the Austrian School of Economics was born, emigrated, split, revived and transformed. Janek Wasserman has done the impossible, producing a readable guide to the whole story while shirking none of the school's complexity. A serious achievement. -Quinn Slobodian, author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism Janek Wasserman deftly traces the filiation of Austrian economic ideas from the cafe culture of pre-war Vienna to the online universe of the contemporary alt-right. The result is a stimulating history of economists such as Mises and Hayek, and their influence on our era. Well-written, compelling, and entirely accessible, this book deserves a broad readership. -Robert Leonard, Universite du Quebec a Montreal [ . . . ] Wasserman has succeeded in providing a rich and worthwhile overview of Austrian economics. -D. Mitch, University of Maryland Baltimore County