A handsome new edition of Eugen Richter’s dystopian novel Pictures of the Socialistic Future, featuring a new introduction on the “born bad” thesis by yours truly, is now available from the Mises Institute for just $12. 

When I read political books c.1900, I usually think, “How little these people knew compared to us.”  Richter’s just the opposite: He understood more about socialism before its rise than most of the world did after its collapse.  If only there’d been a Bebel-Richter bet!