NEWS + ANALYSIS
GEORGE H. SMITH

NEWS + ANALYSIS

ANTONY FISHER AND THE INFLUENCE OF INTELLECTUALS ON MODERN SOCIETY

June 25, 2015 | by George H. Smith

In 1945, after serving as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II, Antony Fisher read a condensed version of Nobel laureate economist Friedrich A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom in Reader’s Digest. Alarmed at the rise of socialism in Britain, Fisher considered a career in politics, but Hayek dissuaded him, arguing instead that he should direct his energies to changing public opinion.

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