*Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography*

Gellner's general view of the world of advanced liberal capitalism is by now familiar: it is a relatively open world in which science prospers, bringing both affluence and diminished moral certainty — with Danegeld doing a good deal to secure social cohesion.

This splendid intellectual biography, by John A. Hall, should be read by all those interested in Hayek, Popper, Berlin, Oakeshott, and the foundations of a free society.  You can order it here.  I spent $33 on the book and it paid back every penny and then some.  Here is Henry on the book.


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