Though this is from Winston Churchill’s The Second World War, Volume I : The Gathering Storm (1948), it seems relevant to the intellectual battle over economics we face today:
If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
Some introductory reading for a better system of economic thinking:
- Eamonn Butler’s Mises Primer (with a Foreword by me)
- Huerta de Soto’s Austrian School Primer
- Alchemists of Loss
- The Cobden Centre offers this primer
- See also the Cobden Centre’s essential articles
You might also keep an eye on The Adam Smith Institute over the next couple of months and there is a UK-centric documentary coming out in the Autumn, of which more in due course.
Tags: Churchill, Quotations