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IBL is proud of making available to the public the recording of the proceedings of the Meetig of the Mont Pèlerin Society held in Turin in 1961. This conference was an important milestone in the history of liberal thought and in the life of Bruno Leoni himself.
This meeting is also significant for being the occasion of the last public speech pronounced by Luigi Einaudi before his death a few months later, and the first appearance at a Mont Pèlerin Society conference of Sergio Ricossa, who was going to be the most consistent and original popularizer of liberal ideas in Italy. The organization of the conference benefited from the inexhaustible energy of Bruno Leoni himself. As Secretary of the Mont Pèlerin Society—he was holding the office since 1960— and the unofficial "host" of the Meeting, held in his home turf in Turin, Leoni strove to organize a successful event.
As Ricossa remembered, "I made my acquantance with Bruno Leoni at the meeting of the Centro di studi metodologici and we came to know each other a little better when I assisted him in the organization of the Turin meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society in 1961. I was impressed by the utter lack in his character of those traits commonly associated with the quintessential university professor, secreted in his academic ivory tower and with his head perpetually in the clouds: a cartoonish description, to be sure, that did not fit Leoni in the least. He was, in contrast, a down-to-earth sort of man, dynamic and energetic, more apt to conjure up the image of an erupting volcano. He spoke, he acted, he laughed."
Leoni put this extraordinary strength and this uncommon mix of qualities in the service of a meeting of a most outstanding roster of names: from the founder of the Mont Pèlerin Society, Friedrich A. von Hayek to the incoming president Wilhelm Roepke, from Ludwig von Mises to Luigi Einaudi, from Otto von Habsburg to Salvador de Madariaga, not to mention Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, Henry Hazlitt, Daniel Villey, Felix Morley and many others.
At the Turin meeting the elder thinkers of the liberal movement engaged a number of younger emergent scholars, who were to play an important role in the discourse on liberty. This meeting originated a number of magisterial lectures, that IBL is proud to make finally available to the public.

Note: All audio files are in mp3 format. The number preceding the link ("Play") indicates the quality of the audio on a 1-to-10 scale.
1 - W. Roepke - Introduction - 9 - Play
2 - L. Einaudi - Politici ed Economisti - 7 - Play
3 - W. Roepke - Lettura lettera di L. Erhard - 9 - Play
4 - O. von Habsburg - The Primacy of the Judiciary - 9 - Play
5 - R. Kirk - The Decline of Territorial Democracy in America - 8 - Play
6 - A. Loveday - Democracy and Liberalism - 8 - Play
7 - G. Malagodi - Liberalism and Democracy - 9 - Play
8 - F. Morley - Democracy and Liberalism - 6 - Play
9 - L. Rougier - La démocratie et le libéralisme - 5 - Play
10 - S. de Madariaga - Intervento - 8 - Play
11 - G. Franklyn - Intervento - 7 - Play
12 - E. Kuehnelt-Leddinh - Intervento - 7 - Play
13 - H. M. Andrews - Intervento - 9 - Play
14 - D. McCord Wright - Intervento - 10 - Play
15 - M. Thurn - Intervento - 10 - Play
16 - D. McCord Wright - Intervento - 9 - Play
17 - O. von Habsburg - Intervento - 10 - Play
18 - G. Malagodi - Intervento - 10 - Play
19 - G. Franklyn - Intervento - 10 - Play
20 - F. Morley - Intervento - 9 - Play
21 - L. von Mises - Small and Big Business - 5 - Play
22 - C.E. Griffin - The Modern Corporation in a Market Economy - 9 - Play
23 - A.A. Shenfield - On General Motors - 8 - Play
24 - A. Flender - "Small and Big Business" Appena udibile nonostante le manipolazioni - 4 - Play
25 - W. Frickhöffer - Small and Big Business. General Outline of a Modern Liberal Concept on Small Business - 5 - Play
26 - B. Leoni - Intervento - 6 - Play
27 - Peterson - Intervento - 8 - Play
28 - W. Frickhoeffer - Intervento - 8 - Play
29 - Schwarz - Intervento - 9 - Play
30 - R. H. Shaw - Intervento - 9 - Play
31 - C. A. Griffin - Intervento - 8 - Play
32 - Villey - Intervento - 10 - Play
33 - J. Van Offelen - Les pays Occidentaux et les Régions sous-dévéloppées. Résumé d’une Intervention - 4 - Play
34 - - Introduzione a The International Monetary Order - 9 - Play
35 - J. Rueff - Gold Exchange Standard. A Danger to the West - 6 - Play
36 - M. Friedman - Real and Pseudo Gold Standard - 7 - Play
37 - P. Corney - Intervento - 7 - Play
38 - H. Ilau - - - 6 - Play
39 - F. Machlup - International Liquidity and International Money Creation - 4 - Play
40 - H. Hazlitt - Monetary Reconstruction - 9 - Play
41 - Schwarz - Intervento - 8 - Play
42 - Loveday - Intervento - 8 - Play
43 - Johnbat - Intervento - 7 - Play
44 - H. Ilau - Intervento - 5 - Play
45 - H. Sennholz - Intervento - 3 - Play
46 - E. von Kuehnelt-Leddihn - Religion and Communism in Latin America - 9 - Play
47 - B. Leoni - Intervento - 10 - Play
48 - D. M. Wright - Communism in South America - 10 - Play
49 - C. A. Benegas - Communism in South America from an Argentine Point of View and with Reference to the Notion of Underdeveloped Countries - 10 - Play
50 - L. von Mises - Intervento - 5 - Play
51 - Klein - Intervento - 5 - Play
52 - C. A. Benegas - Intervento - 6 - Play
53 - M. Friedman - Intervento - 6 - Play
54 - M. A. Heilperin - Intervento - 2 - Play

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