Foreign Policy & War

Busy Bush Has Time to Run the World

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President Bush has been a busy man. Even though the quagmire in Iraq threatens to worsen as Turkey prepares to invade the Kurdish north, Bush has time to undertake the arduous task of preventing World War III and begin the transition to democracy in Cuba. How does he do it?! The president is on ... [click for more]

War, Foreign Policy, and Empire: The Changing Political Dynamic

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On June 3, 2007, Anthony Gregory gave the following Speech at FFF’s conference Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties. The speech can viewed below in its entirety. Anthony Gregory is a Policy Advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, a guest editor at Strike the Root, a blogger at Liberty and Power and the Stress Blog, and a ... [click for more]

The Failed Legacy of Interventionism

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Last week, the New Hampshire Union Leader went on the attack against Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s foreign-policy views, making the standard pro-empire, pro-intervention arguments that unfortunately have come to characterize the modern-day conservative movement. (Paul’s response to the editorial is here.) Nastily referring to Paul as ... [click for more]

A Foreign Policy of Peace and Freedom

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The Framers of the U.S. Constitution wisely advised a path of nonintervention in the affairs of other nations. As students of history, America’s first statesmen established peace and free trade as a wiser foreign policy course over militarism, alliance-making, and empire. John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, best summed up America’s ... [click for more]

Are Presidents Entitled to Kill Foreigners?

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What is the common term for ordering soldiers to kill vast numbers of innocent people? A war crime. But not when it is done on the command of the U.S. president. Killing innocent foreigners seems to be a perk of the modern presidency — akin to the band’s playing “Hail to the Chief” when ... [click for more]

A Bogus Libertarian Defense of War

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Many conservatives dubiously insist that a robustly interventionist foreign policy can coexist with a free-market domestic policy. That’s why they have no compunction about supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while claiming to support limited and unintrusive government at home. On the face of it, these seem highly incompatible. War requires the accumulation and exercise of awesome powers. ... [click for more]
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