Foreign Policy & War

Email Exchange between Barry L. Paschal and Jacob G. Hornberger

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From: Barry Paschal (Opinions Editor, Columbia County News-Times, Martinez, Georgia) cnt@groupz.net To: FFF Subject: FFF Op-Ed: "What about the Children?" by Jacob G. Hornberger Date: October 10, 2001 Please direct this to the terribly misguided Mr. Hornberger: Only someone who is hopelessly obtuse, or patently stupid, would equate legal international sanctions against a government with murder ... [click for more]

When the Going Gets Tough

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During a crisis such as this, it is easy for the advocate of liberty to become discouraged, especially given the willingness of so many people, including those in the conservative and libertarian movements, to surrender their liberty to the hands of their own government in the hope that their government will ... [click for more]

Mistaken about Motives

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It does no honor to the thousands of innocent victims of the September 11 terrorism attacks to fool ourselves about the motives behind that mass murder and destruction. The Bush administration says incessantly that the terrorism was an attack on civilization: freedom, prosperity, self-government. Government officials, pundits, and cartoonists insist that the terrorists’ intent is ... [click for more]

The Case for an America First Foreign Policy

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(Excerpted from The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars, published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in 1996) For most of our history, America First was the foreign policy of the United States. The record is laid out by the great historian Charles A. Beard in A Foreign Policy for America, published in 1940. In our dealings overseas, we ... [click for more]

A Time for Calm Reflection and Adherence to Law

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The Founders of our nation understood two principles: first, that the greatest threat to the freedom and well-being of the citizenry lies not with some foreign enemy but rather with one’s own government, and, second, that this threat is greatest during times of crisis. That is why our ancestors refused to institute a government of ... [click for more]

The Hypocritical Ban on Travel to Cuba

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A conflict between the Bush administration and Congress over travel to Cuba once again brings to light the hypocritical policies of the U.S. government. President Bush has called for stricter enforcement of the 39-year-old economic embargo against Cuba, and the U.S. Treasury Department is willingly complying by stepping up efforts to punish Americans who ... [click for more]

What Are We Fighting For?

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Long before the attacks on New York and Washington, The Future of Freedom Foundation repeatedly warned that the U.S. government's interventionist foreign policy resented significant risks to the American people. See, for example, "Terrorism or War"(June 2000) by Jacob G. Hornberger, "Breeding Terrorism" (December 1999) by Sheldon Richman, and "Terrorism, Anti-Terrorism, and American Foreign ... [click for more]

Introduction to The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars

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(Excerpted from The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars, published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in 1996) America, too, had its global calling, according to the social engineers. America should not merely be a “beacon of freedom” that would be, through its allegiance to its traditional principles of individual liberty and a free, self-governing society, ... [click for more]

The Colombia Quagmire, Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 IN SEPTEMBER BRAZIL INITIATED Operation Cobra, with some 12,000 personnel, to improve border security. “The whole world was talking about the Colombia Plan,” explained Mauro Sposito, head of the federal police effort: “We had to do something.” Local officials also worry about an influx of refugees. Brazil is concerned not only ... [click for more]

Reexamining the “Good War”

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The Second World War is considered America’s “good war” of the 20th century. The First World War is considered the tragic war. President Woodrow Wilson intended the war to “make the world safe for democracy,” but instead it generated the rise of communism, fascism, and Nazism. The Korean War cost the ... [click for more]

A Different Look at World War II

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Prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, although many people supported giving aid to England, most Americans opposed entry into the war against the Nazis. Americans still remembered the ravages of World War I (“the war to end all wars”), when American soldiers were drafted and sent ... [click for more]
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