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Walter Block on Canada's Military

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I highly recommend that everyone watch or listen to the wonderful series of lectures being given right now at the Mises Institute by Walter Block. I had the pleasure of attending the lectures on Monday. Although Dr. Block was not talking about war, he made a joke about Canada's military that I thought was profound.

He said something to the effect that Canada has three rowboats for a navy and a police car for an army. I think it is interesting that Canada is not threatened by "rogue states" and that Canadians are not hated the world over. Could it be because they don't send troops all over the world like the United States? Has anyone in Washington (besides Ron Paul) ever considered this?

Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, founder of the Francis Wayland Institute, and a columnist for LewRockwell.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of The War on Drugs is a War on FreedomWar, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism, and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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