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What Is The Purpose of the National Security State?

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The Future of Freedom Foundation hosted one of the most fascinating, important, and relevant conferences in our 27-year history.

Entitled “The National Security State and JFK,” the conference was held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Dulles Airport Marriott in Northern Virginia.

Michael Swanson is the founder and editor of the financial website WallStreetWindow.com where he writes about the financial markets.  Before founding that site he co-managed a hedge fund from 2003-2006.  Swanson has a Master’s Degree in American history from the University of Virginia and has written works of 20th century American history including Danville, Virginia and the Coming of the Modern South (2010) and The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite (2013).  He is currently working on a book covering the beginning of the US involvement in the Vietnam war from 1945-1963.

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    Michael Swanson resides in rural Virginia. He received a Masters Degree in history from the University of Virginia and then dropped out of the college’s Ph.D. program to enter the business world. He ran a hedge fund from 2003 until 2006 and runs the website Wallstreetwindow.com.