Freeman

July 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

Immoral, Unconstitutional War

Bombing Yugoslavia Is an Incredible Foreign Policy Blunder

JULY 01, 1999 by DAVID MAYER

The Kosovo Tangle

Serbs and Albanians Have Mutually Incompatible Claims

JULY 01, 1999 by GARY DEMPSEY

Remembering and Inventing: A Short History of the Balkans

How Chauvinistic and Expansionist National Ideologies Created Yugoslavia's Problems

JULY 01, 1999 by PETER MENTZEL

Isolationism

"Foreign Policy" Is a Euphemism

JULY 01, 1999 by FRANK CHODOROV

How War Amplified Federal Power in the Twentieth Century

Wars Have Increased Government Spending, Curtailed Free Speech, and Much, Much More

JULY 01, 1999 by ROBERT HIGGS

Another Place, Another War

There Is No Humanitarianism in War

JULY 01, 1999 by MICHAEL PALMER

War's Other Casualty

War Is the Ultimate Act of Statehood

JULY 01, 1999 by WENDY MCELROY

Storm Trooping to Equality

Equality Bureaucrats Ignore Workers' Experience and Productivity

JULY 01, 1999 by JAMES BOVARD

Croaking Frogs

Should We Spend $9 Million to Research Deformed Frogs?

JULY 01, 1999 by BRIAN DOHERTY
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