Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Foreign Policy

We Are Still A Long Way From ‘The Russians Hacked the Election’

As much as it seems to pain mainstream Democrats, Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency because of a vast Russian conspiracy. He won because, for one, his message of protectionism and economic nationalism happened to...

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’

James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, wrote that of all the enemies to liberty, war is the greatest. What he meant by that is that governments inevitably use wars and other crises...

TGIF: ‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket

Donald Trump has embraced the popular "peace through strength" doctrine (PTSD) with his characteristic panache: "I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna...

Taliban Issues Open Letter Calling for Peace Talks With US

Taliban Wants to Solve War 'Through Peaceful Dialogue Late last month, President Trump announced the US is unwilling to engage in any peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. The Taliban, however, has now issued an...

‘War for the Asking’ Is a Timely Lesson in the State’s Lust for Foreign...

In 1981, when Michael Sexton's War for the Asking was first written, much of the information revealed was no doubt a sobering and cold shower for those interested in the facts regarding their governments'...

Wormwood: Watch It!

If you're tempted to believe the intel "community" about anything, watch the Netflix original "Wormwood." Jeremy Scahill interviews the director and lead actor on his "Intercepted" podcast.

The Koreas and the Mainstream Media

As a voluntaryist/libertarian, I never thought I’d sit down at the keyboard to write about the Winter Olympics. Not the games, but about the politics that inevitably rears its ugly head whenever you get...

Radio Interview: Why I Am Proud NOT to Have “Served” in Vietnam

I was on the Craig Silverman Show yesterday talking about why I am proud not to have "served" in Vietnam. Listen here.

TGIF: Raining on the Parade

Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade. I'd be surprised if he didn't. It's just what an insecure narcissist would want. A parade would be the national equivalent of his strutting around like...

This Was Mises’s Main Case for Peace

War only destroys. Peace, on the other hand, creates. War is absolutely devastating. There is no dancing around that fact. Not only is it responsible for the loss of countless human lives, it also leaves...
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