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America's Third "Brown Scare?" The History of the Anti-War Right with Brandan Buck

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Tags Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyOld RightStrategyPolitical Theory

09/02/2022Ryan McMakenTho Bishop

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop are joined by Brandan Buck, a historian on the anti-war right and a recent participant at the Rothbard Graduate Seminar. The conversation looks at the parallels between modern American politics and the political climate that gave rise to America's foreign policy in the second half of the 20th Century. How did the American right get dragged into the project of liberal imperialism? Is China the new Evil Empire? How important are figures like Tucker Carlson in questioning the war narrative? These questions and more are answered in this episode.

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Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.