Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Foreign Policy

Antiwar Minarchism

This essay has two objectives. First, it will illustrate the differences between “minarchist” and “anarchist” understandings of international warfare. Second, it will demonstrate that international warfare generally violates minarchist principles. If it succeeds in...

TGIF: Shimon Peres and 9/11

The death of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres (age 93), the last major figure of Israel's founding generation, has brought an outpouring of tributes for a man who reputedly had, as...

Thank You From a Military Officer

Scott, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have changed my life for the better.  Today I resigned my commission in the United States Army as I...

Tomas Young’s War Is the Cost of Empire

When the eulogy for the US Empire is finally written, it will not serve to glorify the exploits of the US government abroad. There won’t be a laudatory recounting of examples of the Empire...

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

View as PDF CHICAGO — If the city of Chicago were a house, the State would have condemned it as blighted property long ago, bulldozing its rotten wood and crumbling concrete structure into a pile...

Mr. Truman or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb

The pilot of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress flying above Hiroshima August 6, 1945 named the bomber he commanded after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets. Just as she delivered him into the world, Colonel Paul...

TGIF: Trump, Saddam, and the Presumption of Innocence

The horrifying thing about Trump's recent remarks about Saddam Hussein is not that he expressed admiration for the late Iraqi dictator -- in fact Trump called him a "bad guy" three times. What is...
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