Friedrich Hayek Writing Styles in The Road to Serfdom

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Perspective

The book is an example of the academic style of writing. It is written in the third person. Hayek is interested in the analysis of the conditions in Europe that led to the acceptance of socialism and fascism. Germany and Italy broke with the basic concepts and beliefs that form the basis for Western Civilization. Hayek is interested in why, and these are the ideas that he explores in the book.

The points of view in the book are Hayek's. The author uses quotes from other writers to support his position. The book is objective and factual as he analyzes the conditions that led to the development of totalitarianism in Europe. His point of view is explaining how it happened and what it took for it to have happened.

Tone

The book is written in an academic manner. The book is basically an analysis of the situation that...

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