Los Angeles: Ruhl Samples, 1961. Flyer. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Fine. Item #5
A fine copy of this 1961 flyer advertising a “Symposium on Freedom” presented by Ruhl Samples on June 24, 1961 at Hollywood High School, and featuring the eminent Austrian economist, Dr. Ludwig von Mises, who planned to speak on “Planned Chaos,” and all for the incredible general admission price of one dollar. Mises (1881–1973) fled Europe in 1940 as a result of the German advance, emigrating to the United States where his scholarship was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and William Volker Fund. Mises would become a visiting professor at New York University from 1945 until his retirement in 1969, and was among the founding members of the Mont Pelerin Society. Mises was a leading scholar within the Austrian School of economics and a leading light for generations of libertarian scholars. The flyer notes that future speakers would include James Burnham (conservative scholar and former Trotskyist), Dan Smoot (former FBI agent and conservative activist), J. Bracken Lee (Republican Governor of Utah from 1949–1957 and income tax opponent), and Willmoore Kendall (conservative scholar and commentator).