Ronald Hamowy is a former scholar at the Cato Institute. He is professor of history emeritus at the University of Alberta and previously was assistant director of the History of Western Civilization Program at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in social thought under F. A. Hayek at the University of Chicago. He is the author of books on the Scottish Enlightenment and on health care and the editor of a book on drug prohibition. He is the editor of the Liberty Press edition of Cato’s Letters
and of The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism
Ronald Hamowy passed away in 2012.