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The US's Latest Bombing Shows the US Lost the Iraq War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/03/2020

"To recognize that the Baghdadi government is an enemy of the United States is to acknowledge that not only was the Iraq war a mistake, but that its outcome was a boon for Iran."

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace: 100 Years Later

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/16/2019

John Maynard Keynes's stance on German reparations in the wake of the First World War may have precipitated the rise of Hitler.

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America’s Arms Sales Addiction

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/06/2019

Despite its supposedly strained relationship with the Saudi regime, the Obama administration, for example, still managed to offer the royals of that kingdom a record $136 billion in US weapons between 2009 and 2017.

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The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch of Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/20/2019

School children learn that there are three branches of government. In actual practice, there is a fourth branch, the permanent bureaucracy which includes legions of civilian and military agents, officers, and administrators committed to protecting their own interests.

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It's Trump vs. the Deep State vs. the Rest of Us

Bureaucracy and RegulationWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/14/2019

Even The New York Times now admits there is a deep state — and that it serves its own agenda while ignoring the elected civilian government.

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19th-Century Americans Didn't "Support the Troops"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/11/2019

In the 19th century, the common view of federal soldiers was "as slackers on the public dole" and people with "such a lazy life," as to be "certainly not worth their country's crying about."

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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform

War and Foreign Policy

For the Pentagon, happy days are here again. With a budget of more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high as it attempts to set the stage for yet more spending increases in the years to come.

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Rothbard Lectures on American History: Lost and Found

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/17/2019

While searching through my apartment after a tragic fire, under soot and ash, I found these “lost” Rothbard lectures, recorded at NYU in 1979 and 1980.

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The Broken Windows of America’s Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2019

While it’s easy to see how much we’re spending over there, it’s harder to see what we could be doing with all of those resources if we weren’t creating more problems abroad. We need to transform the way we think about our foreign policy and take Bastiat’s cue to try to “see the unseen.”

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