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The Walter Lippmann Colloquium

The Birth of Neo-Liberalism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 3-52
    3. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 53-89
  3. Translation of the Walter Lippmann Colloquium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 93-117
    3. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 119-128
    4. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 129-137
    5. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 139-147
    6. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 149-156
    7. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 177-184
    8. Jurgen Reinhoudt, Serge Audier
      Pages 185-188
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-212

About this book


This book is a introduction to and translation of the 1938 Walter Lippmann Colloquium held in Paris, which became known the intellectual birthplace of “neo-liberalism.” Although the Lippmann Colloquium has been the subject of significant recent interest, this book makes this crucial primary source available to a wide, English-speaking audience for the first time. The Colloquium features important—often passionate—debates involving well-known intellectual figures such as Walter Lippmann, Louis Rougier, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Michael Polanyi, Jacques Rueff, Alexander Rüstow and Wilhelm Röpke. The Colloquium is not only of historical importance. Many of the topics addressed at the Colloquium, such as the proper methods of economic intervention, the relationship between the market economy and democracy, and the relationship between economic liberalism and political liberalism are issues that still vie for our attention in the aftermath of the Great Recession. 


Walter Lippmann Colloquium Colloque Walter Lippmann Raymond Aron Friedrich Hayek Robert Marjolin Ernest Mercier Ludwig von Mises neoliberalism liberalism socialism Michael Polanyi Wilhelm Röpke Louis Rougier Jacques Rueff Alexander Rüstow

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hoover InstitutionStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.University of Paris-SorbonneParisFrance

About the authors

Jurgen Reinhoudt is Research Associate in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, USA 

Serge Audier is Maître de Conférences in the Department of Philosophy at University of Paris-Sorbonne, France 

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