A svoboda deputy writes about Mises (warning, this is blindingly stupid)

This article is so idiotic, it makes my head hurt. The author is a member of the Svoboda Party and a city deputy. The title of the article can be translated as “A liberal in the service of fascists.” He seems to argue that Mises was a fascist (completely ignoring Mises’s scathing criticism of National Socialism), not to mention the fact that he fled Austria for his life. He concludes by saying that communism killed 100 million people, and liberalism (in the European or 19th century sense) has caused all wars, economic conflicts, hunger and other blights.

If he actually made an articulate point, I would argue against it, but his ideas are so convoluted and contradictory, it’s like trying to punch jello — there’s nothing there.

Here’s an automatic translation of the article.

I’m happy to see there’s a long comment with scathing criticism.


  1. Ed K

    The fact that it is stupid is not the real issue. That he holds public office in a party prominent in Western Ukraine is a bigger issue.

    His attitude demonstrates why international businesses have problems in Ukraine. It seems that all of Ukraine is moving into an abyss based on corruption and economic ignorance.

    When I was young, I oft heard that all the really smart ones left when they got the chance. He is pitiful example of what is left.

    Ed K

    1. Roman

      Perhaps my approach, and emphasis on this guys stupidity speaks to my strategy: convincing people they are better off without government.

  2. Andriy Drozda

    Svoboda has recommended itself as a group of idiots whose leaders really have a sympathy to fascists ideas. That’s why they hate all the persons who are not ethnic Ukrainians (specially jews) and who has a liberal views. So it’s extremely natural for a fascist to accuse someone of the same sins.

  3. Alex Martynov

    Hey Roman!

    Haven’t visited your site for a while.

    I wrote about this “criticism” some time ago at my blog

    Basically, he’s absolutely ignorant of Mises as intellectual and of Mises’s biography. His points are simply copypasted from shallow ad hominem bashings one can easily find on internet.


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