Michael Rectenwald, Liberty Speaks II Speaker

When the great economist and slayer of Socialist mythology Ludwig von Mises tells us:

“History speaks only to those people who know how to interpret it on the ground of correct theories.”

He is referring to men like Dr. Michael Rectenwald. Michael’s understanding of the socioeconomic order as elucidated by the great ‘Austrian Economists’ like Mises thus providing the ‘correct theories’, and historical research, make Michael one of today’s leading intellectuals and insightful critics of the current misguided wave of coercive global central planning commonly referred to as ‘The Great Reset’.

[From michaelrectenwald.com/bio] Dr. Michael Rectenwald is the author of eleven books, including Thought Criminal (Dec. 2020); Beyond Woke (May 2020); Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom (Sept. 2019); Springtime for Snowflakes: “Social Justice” and Its Postmodern Parentage (an academic’s memoir, 2018); Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature (2016); Academic Writing, Real World Topics (2015, Concise Edition 2016); Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age (2015); Breach (Collected Poems, 2013); The Thief and Other Stories (2013); and The Eros of the Baby-Boom Eras (1991). (See the Books page.)

Michael was a Professor of Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies at NYU from 2008 to 2019. He also taught at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve University. His scholarly and academic essays have appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Academic Questions, Endeavour, The British Journal for the History of Science, College Composition and Communication, International Philosophical Quarterly, the De Gruyter anthologies Organized Secularism in the United States and Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age, and the Cambridge University Press anthology George Eliot in Context, among others (see the Academic Scholarship page). He holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. (See his C.V. for details.)

Michael’s writing for general audiences has appeared on The Mises Institute Wire, The Epoch Times, RT.com, Campus Reform, The New English Review, The International Business Times, The American Conservative, Quillette, The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LotusEaters.com, Chronicles, and others. (See the Essays and Presentations page.)

Michael has appeared on major network political talk shows (Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, Fox & Friends First, Varney & Company, The Glenn Beck Show), on syndicated radio shows (Coast to Coast AM, Glenn Beck, The Larry Elder Show, and many others), on The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders series, and on numerous podcasts (The Tom Woods Show, The Leighton Smith Podcast, Steel-on-Steel, The Carl Jackson Podcast, and many others). (See “Interviews” on the Media page.)

Here is just one of Michael’s numerous great talks. Visit michaelrectenwald.com

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