With The Great Persuasion, Brian Doherty reports, historian Angus Burgin has produced a well-researched, well-written, and largely well-thought-out study of F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and the other academics, think tankers, and businessmen who comprised the Mont Pelerin Society. The book’s only overarching flaw is that Burgin at times seems confused about what ideology his book is a history of, conflating conservatism with libertarianism.