by James Bovard
Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would fundamentally change America’s course after the reckless carnage unleashed by the George W. Bush administration. However, by the end of Obama’s presidency, the United States was bombing seven different foreign nations.
But Obama’s warring rarely evoked the protests or opposition that the Bush ... [click for more]
by Joseph R. Stromberg
Part 1 | Part 2
As noted in part 1, the New Deal was in serious political trouble by 1937. (See Frederic Sanborn, “Collapse of the New Deal,” in W.A. Williams, ed., Shaping of American Diplomacy, II.) Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace’s book New Frontiers (1934) was an early sign of the administration’s turn toward foreign markets as ... [click for more]
by Future of Freedom Foundation
FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling discuss the recent actions of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in denouncing the role of the U.S. in Philippines' history and severing ties with the U.S. military.
Go to the podcast. [click for more]
by Wendy McElroy
We have crossed the boundary that lies between Republic and Empire. If you ask when, the answer is that you cannot make a single stroke between day and night. The precise moment does not matter. There was no painted sign to say, “You now are entering Imperium.” Yet it was a very old road and the voice of history ... [click for more]
by Stephen Kinzer
America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew J. Bacevich (Random House, 2016), 480 pages.
America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East by Chas W. Freeman Jr. (Just World Books, 2016), 256 pages.
Few forces in American public life are as powerful as the one that pulls people in Washington into the foreign ... [click for more]
by Richard M. Ebeling
Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has caused uproar in American foreign policy circles by challenging existing forms of U.S. participation in a variety of military and political alliances in Europe and Asia, including NATO. But in spite of impressions in the media, Trump is not an isolationist, but an extremely aggressive advocate of American interventionism.
The self-proclaimed “master of the ... [click for more]
by Laurence M. Vance
On June 23, a referendum arranged by Parliament was held in the United Kingdom. By a vote of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters expressed their opinion that Great Britain should end its membership in the European Union. “Brexit” is a blend of “British exit” from the European Union (EU).
This was not the first time British voters were ... [click for more]
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Some 25 years since the end of the Warsaw Pact, NATO is meeting in Warsaw to make war plans against Russia. Is there a real reason to continue this Cold War? Special guest Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, joins the discussion. [click for more]
by Richard M. Ebeling
The political and financial establishments of Europe and the United States were taken by almost total surprise and sent into apparent shock when 52 percent of the voters in the United Kingdom chose for their country to leave the European Union (EU). But it is not the end of the world as we know it, and can be a ... [click for more]