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A Bernard Fall Retrospective

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

08/08/2014Journals
On February 21, 1967, while on patrol with US Marines north of Hue, in South Vietnam, Bernard Fall, distinguished French-born expert on Vietnam and a professor at Howard University, was killed by a land-mine. Left and Right here presents reviews of Fall's last two works, recently published, on...

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A Vietnam Bibliography

EducationWar and Foreign Policy

08/08/2014Journals
A bibliography compiled by Marvin E. Gettleman consisting of 105 works related to Vietnam. Volume 3, Number 3 (Spring-Autumn 1967)

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The Power Elite Revisited

Monetary TheoryPolitical Theory

08/08/2014Journals
The revolutionary spirit of C. Wright Mills remains to be recaptured. From his major living disciple, Irving Horowitz, I have received a prolific collection of articles and papers that attempt to clarify the ideas and sources upon which Mills's analysis of American society was based. But nowhere in...

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Democracy And The Formation Of Foreign Policy: The Case of F.D.R. and America's Entry into World War II

World HistoryPolitical Theory

08/08/2014Journals
Discussion about the methods used by Franklin D. Roosevelt to bring the United States into World War II is not new. The dominant group of American historians have defended Roosevelt's actions as those forced upon the president by the course of Axis aggression. A smaller group of revisionist...

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War Guilt in the Middle East

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

08/08/2014Journals
The trouble with sectarians, whether they be libertarians, Marxists, or world-governmentalists, is that they tend to rest content with the root cause of any problem, and never bother themselves with the more detailed or proximate causes. The best, and almost ludicrous, example of blind,...

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On Desecrating the Flag

08/07/2014Journals
The Congress of the United States, in its wisdom, has now moved to make a federal offense out of "desecrating the flag". No doubt the great bulk of those who fought for, and voted for, this law, believe themselves to be devoted Christians and champions of the rights of private property. We shall...

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The Black Revolution

EducationInterventionism

08/07/2014Journals
Bewildered white Liberals are wont to ask: "What do you people want?" Some newsmen recently asked virtually this same question of H. Rap Brown, fiery young leader of SNCC and the Black Power movement. Rap replied: "I want Lyndon Johnson to resign and go to Vietnam and fight — he and his family."...

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Ernesto Che Guevara, RIP

Biographies

08/07/2014Journals
Che is dead, and we all mourn him. Why? How is it that so many libertarians mourn this man; how is it that we just received a letter from a brilliant young libertarian, a former objectivist and Birchite, which said, in part: "if they did finally get Che ... I am sure that his memory will live to...

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Kerry Thornley: Alms for the Aged!

HealthMonetary Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Opponents of Social Security and Medicare are often unthinkingly accused of cruelty to old people. A good answer to any such charge may be given in the form of a proposal for legislation — namely, that when an individual reaches the age of 65 the government refund to him, in lump sum and with...

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Isolationism Reconsidered

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

08/06/2014Journals
Leonard Liggio reviews Isolationism America, 1935-1941 by Manfred Jonas. Like so much recently published scholarship Isolationism America is superficial . For the sake of general reader interest the material has not been treated with the exhaustive consideration that the topic deserves. There is a...

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