Jo Ann Cavallo, who chairs the Department of Italian at Columbia University, found herself drawn to libertarianism and the Austrian School of economics because of — who else? — Ron Paul. She’s now bringing these ideas into her scholarly work, with outstanding results.
Also, I can’t resist asking her about Machiavelli, a figure I’ve never been sure I’ve gotten quite right.
Book (Journal Issue) Discussed
Speaking Truth to Power: From Medieval to Modern Italy, eds. Jo Ann Cavallo and Carlo Lottieri
“How Ron Paul Rocked Our Family (Unabridged)”
“From Ron Paul to Murray Rothbard: My Road to the Mises Institute”
(You can find some of Prof. Cavallo’s academic work here, including work that incorporates libertarian ideas.)
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