The Road to Serfdom
The Road to Serfdom is a book by Friedrich Hayek that was credited with turning away from socialism the political thinking of an entire generation. Economists Bruce Caldwell and Mankiw call it Hayek's "most well-known book," as does Britannica's recent "Notable Economists" text of 2013 
Hayek's preface to the original edition states that the theses in his book were not interested in character, but "derived from ultimate values."
Reception of the book
Bruce Caldwell suggests that while the book was read by a large number of people, it was often not read carefully. Herman Finer characterised the book as anti-democratic and even "Hitlerian" in character. On the other hand, the book inspired Antony Fisher, the founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, who found it inspirational in his work for economic liberty.
- Walter Block. "Hayek's Road to Serfdom" (pdf), Journal of Libertarian Studies, Fall 1996, p. 339–365. Referenced 2011-04-03.