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Chalmers Johnson’s Libertarian Foreign Policy

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Whenever someone asks me how he can learn more about the libertarian perspective on foreign policy, I recommend Chalmers Johnson. Johnson, who recently passed away, was a liberal, not a libertarian. But there are few people who have a better handle on foreign policy from a libertarian perspective than Johnson did. If you want to truly understand the foreign-policy problems facing our country and what we need to do about them, read Chalmers Johnson.

The best thing to do is to read the four books authored by Johnson:

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope

If instead would like to begin reading articles by Johnson, I’ve posted some links below that provide many of Johnson’s articles that are posted online. Undoubtedly there are more but these links will give you a good start. By just reading these articles, you will have an excellent grasp of foreign policy from a libertarian perspective. Then, you can decide whether to go further and read the books.

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

Articles by Chalmers Johnson

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.