The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach

Home | Mises Library | How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • The Truth About War

Tags Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

01/31/2014Robert Higgs

The Arthur M. Krolman lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach". Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 27 October 2012.

At present, probably not one American in 1,000—nay, not one in 10,000—has an inkling of any of this history. So effective has been the pro-Roosevelt, pro-American, pro-World War II faction that in this country it has utterly dominated teaching and popular writing about U.S. engagement in the "Good War."

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor | Robert Higgs

Author:

Robert Higgs

Dr. Robert Higgs is retired and lives in Mexico. He was a senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and longtime editor of The Independent Review; he was also a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, and the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom.

Shield icon audio