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Scott Horton on the Endless War in Afghanistan

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09/08/2017Scott HortonJeff Deist

Our guest Scott Horton just released an important new book—Fools Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. This is the definitive treatment of the war itself, the history and factions involved, and the disturbing policy mindset that keeps this deeply unpopular conflict churning. Don't miss this interview with one of the leading antiwar libertarians of our time.

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Scott Horton

Scott Horton is managing director of The Libertarian Institute, editorial director for, and host of the "Scott Horton Show." He also hosts a terrestrial radio show, "Antiwar Radio," on the Pacifica station 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles. 

He has conducted more than 5,000 interviews of famous libertarian and non-interventionist voices since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017) and The Great Ron Paul.: Interviews 2004-2019. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

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