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Hollywood vs. Rothbard on Guerrilla War

November 14, 2011

Anyone remember Red Dawn, the 1984 teenage saga of a communist invasion of the United States? Apparently, we can look forward to a remake in early 2012. (But because Mises was right and the Soviets destroyed their economy a while back, the remake has the Chinese as the new Red Menace.)

Meanwhile, Robert Wenzel at EconomicPolicyJournal.com reminds us that Murray Rothbard reviewed the 1984 version:

It gives a sense for the broad range of Rothbard knowledge. He is critiquing a damn movie and details how the movie fails to portray guerrilla war correctly. Read the clip, it explains why guerrilla war is tough. After reading this, it’s not difficult to argue that Rothbard’s review, of what he calls a teen-age saga, suggests that his understanding of guerrilla war goes far beyond that of our most recent commander and chiefs, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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