This speech was given at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s June 2007 conference, “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties” held in Reston, Virginia.
Justin Raimondo is the editorial director of Antiwar.com, and a Senior Fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, in Atherton, California. His popular online column, “Behind the Headlines,” deals with foreign policy from a non-interventionist perspective. He is the author of the following books:
-An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard (Prometheus Books, 2000) – The first comprehensive biography of the founder of the contemporary libertarian movement.
-Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement (Center for Libertarian Studies, 1993) – An intellectual history of the pre-World War II conservative anti-imperialist tradition. (With an Introduction by Patrick J. Buchanan).
-The Terror Enigma: 9/11 and the Israeli Connection (iUniverse, Inc., 2003) – An exploration of the unanswered questions about Israel’s possible foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks, and why they may not have shared it with US intelligence.
Raimondo is also the author of a number of pamphlets, most notably “Into the Bosnian Quagmire: The Case Against U.S. Intervention in the Balkans” (America First Books, 1996), and is a regular contributor to The American Conservative and Chronicles Magazine. His articles have appeared in Mother Jones, Reason, the London Times, American Enterprise Magazine, and other prominent publications. He frequently speaks on college campuses (including Yale University, UC Berkeley, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Colorado Boulder) and events (notably: The Illinois State Libertarian Party Convention, keynote speaker at The 2000 Reform Party Convention), where his unique brand of libertarianism and anti-war fervor has proven popular with people from all across the political spectrum.