Political Theory

Post-Hayekian Socialism’s Challenge to Classical Liberalism: Theodore A. Burczak’s “Socialism After Hayek”


This was a Socratic seminar on Theodore A. Burczak’s recent book Socialism After Hayek. In the book, Burczak asks if there is a meaningful notion of socialism grounded in F. A. Hayek’s epistemological principles. “Can the classical goals of socialism be achieved without central planning and the abolition of private property? Can there be socialism after Hayek?” Burczak answers these questions in the affirmative; we discussed the validity of his conclusions.


Conference Readings

Burczak, Theodore A. Socialism After Hayek. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2006.