The Open Society and Its Enemies
in the reader, its object is not so much to popularize
treated as to solve them. In order to serve this double
all matters of more specialized interest have been
the notes collected at the end of the book.
I wish to express my gratitude to all my friends who
made it possible for me to write this book. Mr. C. G.
has not only helped me with an earlier version, but has
me the opportunity of clarifying many problems in
discussions over a period of nearly four years. Miss
Dalziel has assisted me in the preparation of various
of the final manuscript. Her untiring help has been
Mr. H. Larsen's interest in the problem of historicism
great encouragement. Mr. T. K. Ewer has read the
and has made many suggestions for its improvement. Miss
Helen Hervey has put a great deal of work into the
of the Index.
I am deeply indebted to Professor F. A. von Hayek.
his interest and support the book would not have been
Dr. E. Gombrich has undertaken to see the book through
press, a burden to which was added the strain of an
correspondence between England and New Zealand. He has
been so helpful that I can hardly say how much I owe to
K. R. P.