Monday, February 20, 2017

Foreign Policy

Shadow Wars: An Explosive New History Documents the Rise of ISIS

Christopher Davidson's new book Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East (Oneworld Publications) is an absolute must read. It's a mammoth of a tome at 528 pages with 119 pages of endnotes, but an...

Trump and Saudi King Salman Agree to Safe Zones in Syria and Yemen

Update 1/30/2017: 1) Here's the White House readout of the call, which clarifies some points, but leaves many other questions unanswered: White House readout of @POTUS call with Saudi King Salman says Trump asked for,...

TGIF: Thank You, Donald Trump

We advocates of liberty owe Donald Trump a great debt of gratitude. Thanks to Trump it is clearer than ever that most people who call themselves conservatives, and not just those who have lined...

Hillary Clinton’s Selective Moral Outrage

Not all civilian casualties are created equally. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken a tough line on the rights record of the Syrian government, but remains silent about similar war crimes committed by a...

The Obama Legacy

Scott Horton joins Comic Dave Smith's Part of the Problem podcast to discuss the Obama presidency and what it means for his legacy. He and Dave get into Bush & Obama's wars, Bin Laden,...

Scott Horton on the Tom Woods Show

Ep. 768 of the Tom Woods Show: Syria, Russia, and the American Candidates with Scott Horton, Managing Director of the Libertarian Institute. Scott and Tom discuss the founding of the Libertarian Institute at the top...

TGIF: ‘Isolationist’ Trump Rattles His Saber

A few libertarians and other principled opponents of the warfare state assured us we likely would sleep easier with Donald Trump, rather than any neoconservative or humanitarian interventionist, in the White House. How's that...

TGIF: Back to Square One?

For those who value liberty and peace, this has been a distressing -- even disappointing -- election season. Neither major candidate gives a hoot about individual rights, and neither shows any sign of understanding...

Libertarians and War: A Bibliographical Essay

The relationship between war and libertarianism has interested me since 9/11. In the aftermath of those terrorist attacks, I witnessed in grim fascination many libertarians make excuses for government in the realm of national...

Pre-Emptive Attack Iran Bill Active in US House

You will often see potentially important pieces of legislation languish in the US House. A bill will remain active, meaning that it can be brought to the Floor at any time. But it flies...