If you only know a little about Friedrich Hayek and his ideas, you’re far from alone. And those spaces where Hayek remains familiar, writes political scientist Vikash Yadav in his new book, Liberalism’s Last Man, he typically gets used as a mere policy prop. In this relatively brief scholarly work, Yadav tries to recover what he considers lost: Hayek’s “true message” of liberalism as a model to be protected, especially over against its perilous alternatives. Yadav works through Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom to argue for the moral frame of liberalism against rising authoritarianism in part of Asia and populist flirtations with the centralism twins of fascism and socialism. Why? In Yadav’s words, “this book is a reading or exegesis of Hayek’s political thought that assesses what is relevant for the century that is unfolding.”