Tag Archive for War

Why My Lai and Not Hiroshima?

Dr. Bryan Caplan makes a compelling argument, by asking some very uncomfortable questions. A good (and brief) read worth your time. Tell Me the Difference Between My Lai and Hiroshima, Bryan Caplan – Library of Economics and Liberty: In the…

Is Ron Paul An Isolationist?

Sheldon Richman with a good column on the charge that Ron Paul is an “isolationist.” Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism by Sheldon Richman: When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and…

Glenn Greenwald On Ron Paul And Obama

This is a lengthy but fantastic column. Kudos to Mr. Greenwald for his honesty on political and leftist hypocrisy and double-standards. [also see: Obama's War Record Should Appall Progressives by Sheldon Richman ] A snippet below, but do try read the…

Guns and Butter – 2011 Style

Don’t believe the lie that WWII got us out of the great depression. It’s an economic burden and a cost, war destroys things, it does not make us wealthier. War is the health of the state. — Randolph Bourne Thanks…

Bart Simpson Leaves Iraq and Afghanistan

Remember when the Simpson family was looking for ways to trim expenses and save some money in the family budget? Bart decided he would help. He said that he would take-up smoking then quit, and count the savings from no…

Has The U.S. Become An Empire?

I used to laugh at the idea that some would call the U.S. an empire, back in my more naive neco-con days. But the numbers speak for themselves. (pic via NP) According to PolitiFact the U.S. has a military presence…