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Why the Futile Crusade?

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08/06/2014Leonard P. Liggio

Sidney Lens, by his analysis of the roots of the Cold War In The Futile Crusade, Anti-Communism as American Credo, challenges observers of American politics to a total re-examination of the American political scene. Lens demolishes the anti-Communist crusade's claim to be the preserver of individual liberty by contrasting the claim with its actual policy of Cold War militarism and political control "which subvert the individualist elan which is the mainspring of democracy."

Volume 1, Number 1; Spring 1965


Leonard P. Liggio

Leonard Liggio was a classical liberal author, research professor of law at George Mason University, and executive vice president of the Atlas Network in Fairfax, Virginia, US.

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Liggio, Leonard P. "Why the Futile Crusade?" Left and Right 1, No. 1 (Spring 1965): 23-63.