Foreign Policy & War

Terrorism, War, and Crises

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The American people survived the threat of terrorist attacks during the millennial celebrations. But fear was definitely in the air. Seattle canceled its celebration after a man was arrested at the Canadian border with bomb-making materials. New York City sealed its manhole covers in Times Square and flooded the streets with cops. Throughout December, the television talk shows featured ... [click for more]

A New Deal for World Poverty

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UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling for a global New Deal to combat poverty in poorer nations. His plan raises important issues affecting the economic well-being of people all over the world. Why are some nations wealthy and others poor? Are impoverished nations doomed to remain mired in poverty forever? ... [click for more]

Should Old Glory Fly over the Capitol?

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The flap over whether the Confederate flag should fly over the South Carolina state capitol raises an interesting question: Should Old Glory be permitted to fly over the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.? After all, while the Confederacy lasted only 4 years, the U.S. flag represents a nation that had an ... [click for more]

Why Shouldn’t We Question the Good War?

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By raising questions about America's participation in World War II, Pat Buchanan has horrified American interventionists. People are simply not supposed to raise questions about America's role in what has become known as the "good war." Was Nazi Germany a direct threat to the United States after 1940? It's difficult to see how it was. After all, if Germany was ... [click for more]

Breeding Terrorism

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If 2000 comes in with a terrorist's bang, the blame must be squarely placed at the feet of our foreign-policy makers. Of course, the perpetrator is directly responsible for the deaths and injuries of innocent civilians, but that doesn't alter the fact that the foreign-policy establishment, from President Clinton on down, are accessories. They ... [click for more]

Oh, Go Away Already

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It's unseemly for people who have never created wealth to tell those who have how to spend it. Especially when they do so while sitting around the Villa La Pietra overlooking Florence. The Associated Press described the setting as "a spectacular 14th-century Renaissance palace with frescoed ceilings." Perfect for ... [click for more]

U.S. Acts of Terrorism

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"The U.S. government is warning American citizens to beware of "terrorist" attacks all over the world, including the U.S. Our government has attacked and bombed people in Iraq, Serbia, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, and many others. Today, we have embargoes against Cuba and Iraq, which are creating misery and death for innocent ... [click for more]

Mr. Bush Flunked on Purpose

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I think George W. Bush hoodwinked us. When he said he couldn't name the leaders of Chechnya, Pakistan, and India, I believed him. I thought he really didn't know. I took that as a good sign. But now I suspect he was just playing ignorant, and I'm disappointed. Why would ... [click for more]

Ethnic Cleansing, American-Style

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The United States government intervened earlier this year in a civil war in Yugoslavia. President Clinton and other Western leaders justified the NATO bombing by the crackdowns that Serbian forces had conducted on Kosovar Albanian rebels and civilians. However, prior to the onset of NATO bombing, the actions of the ... [click for more]

Wrong Again, Mr. President

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Leave it to President Clinton to do the right thing in the wrong way. Last week the President announced that he would forgive, with Congress's consent, more than $5 billion in loans that 36 poor nations owe the U.S. government. This in itself is entirely proper for one simple reason: the governments ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Even though I knew that it is a serious criminal offense to criticize Cuban socialism, I was determined to deliver a presentation of libertarian principles in the middle of Havana. I got my chance when one of the research centers I visited asked me to explain libertarianism to its staff. I ... [click for more]
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