Today is Ralph Raico’s seventy-ninth birthday. He is the greatest living historian of classical liberalism and a leading libertarian theorist. He was a member of Murray Rothbard’s legendary Circle Bastiat and one of Murray’s closest friends. Ralph has been my friend for more than thirty-five years, and his learning, analytical abilities, and devotion to liberty have always inspired me. He is also extremely funny and a master of the sarcastic put-down. He once said to me, “What’s wrong with you? I’m not as stupid as you look.”If you haven't had the time to listen to Professor Raico's American History Documentary - The World at War, (Two part series) find the time.