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Honor and Dishonor

Mises Daily: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 by

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What can be said about those public figures who have enlisted in the war effort, defended the indefensible, celebrated this destruction, and even called for more? They belong on a roll of dishonor, and here is a start:

DISHONOR ROLL

  • David Aaronovitch (London Independent)
  • Spencer Abraham (R-MI.)
  • Christiane Amanpour (CNN)
  • Dick Armey (R-TX)
  • Larry Arnn (Claremont Institute)
  • William Bartley (Wall Street Journal)
  • Joe Barton (R-TX)
  • Saul Bellow (writer)
  • John R. Bolton (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Max Boot (Wall Street Journal)
  • David Bonior (D-MI)
  • Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
  • George Bush (ex-president)
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (lobbyist)
  • John Chafee (R-RI)
  • Winston Churchill, Jr. (British Parliament)
  • Eliot A. Cohen (Johns Hopkins University
  • Chris Cox (R-CA)
  • Mike Dewine (R-OH)
  • Bob Dole (lobbyist)
  • Elizabeth Dole (politician)
  • Susan Estrich (columnist)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Geraldine Ferraro (politician)
  • Steve Forbes (Forbes Magazine)
  • Thomas Friedman (New York Times)
  • John Fund (Wall Street Journal)
  • Sam Gejdenson (D-CT)
  • Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
  • Paul Gigot (Wall Street Journal)
  • Jonah Goldberg (National Review)
  • Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (Harvard University)
  • Katharine Graham (Washington Post)
  • Hugo Gurdon (London Telegraph)
  • Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
  • David Hart (London Times)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Jacob Heilbrunn (New Republic)
  • Bruce Herschensohn (Claremont Institute)
  • John Hillen (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
  • Albert R. Hunt (Wall Street Journal)
  • Bianca Jagger (celebrity)
  • Jim Jeffords (R-VT)
  • Robert Kagan (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
  • Robert D. Kaplan (Atlantic Monthly)
  • Garry Kasparov (Wall Street Journal)
  • Robert W. Kasten (lobbyist) Henry Kissinger (lobbyist)
  • Charles Krauthammer (Washington Post)
  • William Kristol (Weekly Standard)
  • Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner (Hilary's guru)
  • Anthony Lewis (New York Times)
  • G. Gordon Liddy (G. Gordon Liddy Show)
  • Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
  • Richard Lugar (R-IN)
  • John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Connie Mack (R-FL)
  • Eric Margolis (Toronto Sun)
  • George Melloan (Wall Street Journal)
  • Dick Morris (NY Post)
  • Kate O'Beirne (National Review)
  • William Odom (Hudson Institute)
  • Michael O'Hanlon (Brookings Institute)
  • John O'Sullivan (National Review)
  • Martin Peretz (New Republic)
  • Andrea Petersen (Wall Street Journal)
  • Ellen Joan Pollock (Wall Street Journal)
  • Ramesh Poneru (National Review)
  • Samantha Power (Kennedy School)
  • David Pryce-Jones (National Review)
  • Therese Rafael (Wall Street Journal Europe)
  • Howell Raines (New York Times)
  • Vanessa Redgrave (actress)
  • David Rieff (Salon)
  • Peter W. Rodman (National Review)
  • Andy Rooney (60 Minutes)
  • William Roth (R-DE)
  • William Safire (New York Times)
  • William Saletan (Slate)
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Gerald Seib (Wall Street Journal)
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • Ike Skelton (D-MO)
  • Gordon H. Smith (R-OR.)
  • Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
  • Stephen Solarz (D-NY)
  • Susan Sontag (writer)
  • George Soros (Open Society Institute)
  • Arlen Specter (R-PA)
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. (New York Times)
  • William Howard Taft IV (lobbyist)
  • Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)
  • David Tell (Weekly Standard)
  • John Warner (R-VA)
  • J.C. Watts (R-OK)
  • Caspar Weinberger (Forbes Magazine)
  • Elie Wiesel (writer)
  • Leon Wieseltier (New Republic)
  • George Will (columnist)
  • R. James Woolsey (ex-bureaucrat)

So much for the dishonor roll. Onward to the honor roll, a ist of courageous writers and thinkers who have thrown themselves into the battle to stop the bombings and stop the war. They deserve our attention, admiration, and thanks:

HONOR ROLL

  • Tariq Ali (The Independent)
  • Andrew Alexander (Daily Mail)
  • Michael R. Allen (Spintech Magazine)
  • Patricia Axelrod (MacArthur Foundation laureate)
  • Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University)
  • S. Dale Baker (MSgt., Ret., USAF)
  • Doug Bandow (Copley Newspapers)
  • Corelli Barnett (Daily Mail)
  • Bob Barr (R-GA)
  • Emmy Barth (antiwar activist)
  • Klaus Becker (We the People of Nebraska)
  • Art Bell (Art Bell Radio Show)
  • Jim Bell (Jim Bell Radio Show)
  • Tony Benn (British Parliament)
  • Stephen E. Berg (Northern Illinois University)
  • David Bergland (Libertarian Party)
  • John S Bergmann (Vietnam Vet)
  • Tom Bethell (American Spectator)
  • Michael Bliss (University of Toronto)
  • Samuel L. Blumenfeld (Chalcedon Magazine)
  • Burton S. Blumert (LibertarianStudies.org)
  • Alan Bock (Orange County Register)
  • Neal Boortz (Neal Boortz Radio Show)
  • Mark Brady (peace activist)
  • Eric Harrison Brand (former Marine sniper)
  • Phil Brennan (Wednesday on the Web)
  • David M. Bresnahan (WorldNetDaily.com)
  • Harold O.J. Brown (Reformed Theological Seminary)
  • Thad Brown (peace activist)
  • Harry Browne (Harry Browne Radio Show)
  • David Brudnoy (David Brudnoy Radio Show)
  • Gene Burns (Gene Burns Radio Show)
  • Jason Butler (The Jason Report)
  • Pat Buchanan (American Cause)
  • Plato Cacheris (attorney)
  • Louise Barnett (University of Illinois)
  • Jim Campbell (conservative activist)
  • Tom Campbell (R-CA)
  • Chris Cannon (R-UT)
  • Howie Carr (Howie Carr Radio Show)
  • Gerald A. Carroll (columnist)
  • Ted Galen Carpenter (Cato Institute)
  • John Catsimatidis (Apple Computer)
  • Bob Charette (Stars-n-Stripes Wrestling)
  • Helen Chenoweth (R-ID)
  • Noam Chomsky (MIT)
  • Alan Clark (British Parliament)
  • Ramsey Clark (International Action Center)
  • Alexander Cockburn (The Nation)
  • Ada Coddington (conservative activist)
  • Charles W. Colson (Prison Fellowship Ministries)
  • Stephen Cox (University of California, San Diego)
  • Sandra Crosnoe (Associated Conservatives of Texas)
  • Rev. Mark Dankof (Westminster Theological Seminary)
  • John Dear (Fellowship of Reconciliation)
  • John V. Denson (Mises Institute)
  • Thomas DiLorenzo (Loyola College)
  • John D'Aloia, Jr. (St. Mary's Star)
  • Jack DeVault (author, The Waco Whitewash)
  • John Doggett (John Doggett Radio Show)
  • Bob Djurdjevic (TruthinMedia.org)
  • Jim Eason (Jim Eason Radio Show)
  • Rev. David Eberhard (Historic Trinity Lutheran Church)
  • John Elliott (Christian Renewal)
  • George D. Emerson (American Legion)
  • Lou Epton (Lou Epton Radio Show)
  • Barry Farber (Barry Farber Radio Show)
  • Joseph Farah (WorldNetDaily.com)
  • Don Feder (Boston Herald)
  • Penny Ferguson (California Republican Assembly)
  • Doug Fiedor (Heads Up)
  • Robert Fisk (The Independent)
  • Thomas Fleming (Chronicles Magazine)
  • Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza (Diocese of Houston)
  • Kerry Fox (News-Minute.com)
  • Samuel Francis (Foundation Endowment)
  • Sean Gabb (Free Life Commentaries)
  • Nicholas Gage (writer)
  • Richard M. Gamble (Palm Beach Atlantic College)
  • Eric Garris (Antiwar.com)
  • David Gold (David Gold Radio Show)
  • Judd Gregg (R-NH)
  • William Norman Grigg (New American Magazine)
  • Paul Gottfried (Elizabethtown College)
  • Kevin Michael Grace (BC Report)
  • Bob Grant (Bob Grant Radio Show)
  • Costa Gravas (film director)
  • Steven Greenhut (Orange County Register)
  • Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (Archdiocese of Detroit)
  • David H. Hackworth (Defending America)
  • Ken Hamblin (Ken Hamblin Radio Show)
  • Chuck Harder (For the People)
  • Robert Hayden (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Tom Hayden (California Senate)
  • Lord Healey (British House of Lords)
  • Nat Hentoff (civil liberties activist)
  • Edward S. Herman (Temple University)
  • Robert Higgs (Independent Review)
  • James Hill (James Hill's Weekly)
  • Michael Hill (League of the South)
  • Nicholas von Hoffman (New York Observer)
  • Ariana Huffington (Center for the Study of Popular Culture)
  • Sam Husseini (Institute for Public Accuracy)
  • Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Christina Jeffrey (Kennesaw State University)
  • Terence Jeffrey (Human Events)
  • Simon Jenkins (The Times of London)
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Sam Johnson (R-TX)
  • Sandra Johnson (libertarian activist)
  • Diana Johnstone (Z Magazine)
  • Barrett Kalellis (Detroit News)
  • John Kasich (R-OH)
  • Kathy Kelly (Voices in the Wilderness)
  • Martin Kelley (NonViolence.org)
  • Michael Kelly (National Journal)
  • Jack Kemp (Empower America)
  • George Kenney (In These Times)
  • Alan Keyes (Alan Keyes Radio Show)
  • Michael T. Klare (Hampshire College)
  • Christian E. Kopff (University of Colorado)
  • Michael E. Kreca (Enter Stage Right)
  • Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH)
  • Deborah Lagarde (OmegaZine)
  • John Laughland (The Times, London)
  • Christopher Layne (MacArthur Peace Fellow)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Robert W. Lee (New American Magazine)
  • Andrew Lewis (Ayn Rand Institute)
  • David MacReynolds (War Resisters League)
  • Eamonn McCann (Belfast Telegraph)
  • Scott McConnell (New York Press)
  • Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
  • Jack McManus (John Birch Society)
  • William Marina (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Bill Masters (Sheriff, San Miguel County, Colorado)
  • Veran Matic (Radio B-92)
  • Dan Meredith (Dixie Rising Radio)
  • Geoff Metcalf (Geoff Metcalf Radio Show)
  • Laura Mildon (Mad Dog News)
  • Harold L. "Butch" Miller (American Legion)
  • Zoran Milutinovic (Wesleyan University)
  • Paul Miniato (Canadian libertarian activist)
  • Carol Moore (peace activist)
  • Jay Moore (Jay's Leftist Internet Resources)
  • Ray Moore (Reform Party)
  • Melanie Morgan (Lee Rogers Radio Show)
  • Nancy Morris (conservative activist)
  • Mary Mostert (OriginalSources.com)
  • Mancow Muller (Mancow Muller Radio Show)
  • John Nehring (writer)
  • Lars Erik Nelson (New York Daily News)
  • Rev. Richard John Neuhaus (First Things)
  • Kara Newell (American Friends Service Committee)
  • Robby Noel (American Freedom Network)
  • Gary North (Institute for Christian Economics)
  • Oliver North (Oliver North Radio Show)
  • Bob Novak (Chicago Sun Times)
  • David Orchard (Proggressive Conservative Party, Canada)
  • Vince Page (columnist)
  • Camile Paglia (Salon Magazine)
  • Geov Parrish (EattheState.org)
  • Matthew Parris (The Spectator of London)
  • Ron Paul (R-TX)
  • Svetozar Pejovic (Texas A&M)
  • Timothy L. Perez (University of Maryland)
  • William Peterson (Mises Institute)
  • Howard Phillips (Conservative Caucus)
  • Harold Pinter (playwright)
  • Rev. Phil Pockras (Belle Center Reformed Presbyterian Church)
  • Stephen Presser (Northwestern University)
  • Craig Preus (Paleo Egroup)
  • Jim Quinn (Quinn in the Morning Radio Show)
  • Ralph Raico (Buffalo State College)
  • Justin Raimondo (peace activist)
  • Charley Reese (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Lord Rees-Mogg (British House of Lords)
  • Pat Robertson (CBN)
  • David E. Rockett (Agrarian Foundation)
  • Thomas Roeser (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Lee Rodgers (Lee Rogers Radio Show)
  • A.M. Rosenthal (New York Times)
  • Jeffrey Rubin (Conservative Book Club)
  • Brian Rudy (libertarian activist)
  • Edward Said (Columbia University)
  • Alex Salmond (Scottish National Party)
  • Jim Saxton (R-NJ)
  • Brad Spangler (libertarian activist)
  • George Szamuely (Top Drawer/NY Press)
  • Debra J. Saunders (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Michael Savage (Michael Savage Radio Show)
  • Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum)
  • Helmut Schmidt (former German chancellor)
  • Benjamin Schwarz (Atlantic Monthly)
  • Mark Scott (Mark Scott Radio Show)
  • John Seiler (Orange County Register)
  • Jay Severin (MS-NBC)
  • Ariel Sharon (Israeli Knesset)
  • Joel McNally (Shepherd Express)
  • Gary M. Shoemaker (LibertyJournal.com)
  • Barbara Simpson (Barbara Simpson Radio Show)
  • Nancy Small (Pax Christi U.S.A.)
  • Bob Smith (R-NH)
  • Julianne Smith (British American Security Information Council)
  • Ron Smith (Ron Smith Radio Show)
  • Sam Smith (Progressive Review)
  • Tony Snow (Detroit News)
  • Joe Sobran (The Wanderer)
  • Norman Solomon (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)
  • Thomas Sowell (Hoover Institution)
  • Sam Steiger (Sam Steiger Television Show)
  • Norman Stone (University of Istanbul)
  • Michael Stoudenmire (peace activist)
  • Jacob Sullum (Reason Magazine)
  • Vin Suprynowicz (Las Vegas Review Journal)
  • Taki (The Spectator)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (actress)
  • Clifford Thies (Republican Liberty Caucus)
  • G. C. Thomas (Marquette University)
  • Doug Thompson (CapitolHillBlue.com)
  • Jerome Tuccille (The Mining Co.)
  • Ted Turner (CNN)
  • Srdja Trifkovic (Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies)
  • Jon Basil Utley (IraqWar.com)
  • Tom Walls (peace activist)
  • Jude Wanniski (Polyconomics.com)
  • Keith Waterhouse (playwright)
  • Auberon Waugh (Sunday Telegraph)
  • Paul Weyrich (Free Congress Foundation)
  • Timothy J. Wheeler (conservative activist)
  • Chris Whitten (Henry Hazlitt Foundation)
  • Carl Wiglesworth (Carl Wiglesworth Radio Show)
  • Rev. J. Steven Wilkins (Auburn Ave. Presbyterian Church)
  • Walter Williams (George Mason University)
  • Garry Wills (Johns Hopkins University)
  • A.N. Wilson (Independent on Sunday)
  • Douglas Wilson (Credenda)
  • Jerry Zeifman (columnist)
  • Vittorio Zucconi (La Repubblica)
  • Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco)

I'd welcome additions to both rolls.

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Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., is president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala.


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