War

The True Meaning of Patriotism

Freedom—understanding it, living it, teaching it, and supporting those who are educating others about its principles—is what patriotism should mean to each of us today.

- July 01, 2016

Antiwar Hero

Sassoon was both a celebrated war hero and a renowned opponent of the war in which he fought.

- October 02, 2015

A Place for the Stateless: Can a Startup City Solve the Refugee Crisis?

There are 20 million international refugees, and Western nations will accept less than 1% of them — can a new city-state solve the crisis?

- September 24, 2015

We Accept Refugees to Save Their Lives, Not to Fix Their Countries

Letting in Syrian refugees won't stop the civil war, but it will save people who will otherwise die in it.

- September 21, 2015

What War and Terror Do to Principles

Abdo Roumani describes his time in a region being torn apart by war. His principles start to fade with the distant memories of peace and pluralism in Damascus, the city he loves.

- September 21, 2015

The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State

Civilization has never yet and never will be simply made by the fiat of those who have power. 

- September 20, 2015

Don't Wait until It's Too Late to Let People Flee Dangerous Countries

In the 1930s, the US government was not just doing nothing in the face of Nazi oppression; it was using force to actively impede victims’ efforts to save themselves.

 

- September 18, 2015

Keynes on Trade, Migration, Globalization: Quote of the Day

The great project of internationalism came to a calamitous end in August 1914. 

- September 18, 2015

Carter’s Iran Hostage Rescue Was “The Worst Bad Idea”

Carter’s biggest regret was not going through it, but the plan would have ended as the Bay of Pigs meets Black Hawk Down.  

- September 14, 2015

5 Ways the Private Sector Can Help the Syrian Refugees

Step 1: Get the government out of the way. 

- September 14, 2015

The Canadian Border Fence Is the Climax of Isolationism

Scott Walker's plan to wall off the world is the logical conclusion of the GOP's frenzied isolationism. 

- September 10, 2015

Jimmy Carter Was a Better President than You Think

From gas to beer to air travel, Carter helped make America a better and freer place.

- September 04, 2015

Is Donald the Most Hawkish Candidate? Sadly, No.

Trump says he is the "most militaristic" candidate; the embarrassing thing is that this is a lie.  

- September 03, 2015

God’s Forgotten Libertarian

Machen saw liberty as God’s intention for humanity and would not abide the presumptuous claims of earthly governments to diminish it “for our own good.”

- August 28, 2015

Washington's Convenient Relationships with Dictators

Policymakers seem to favor even brutal and corrupt authoritarian allies over unpredictable democratic regimes.

 

- August 24, 2015

Capitalists from Outer Space

When we make contact, we will learn that the aliens embrace what Adam Smith called “the system of natural liberty.”

- August 10, 2015

Practicing Gratitude in the Shadow of the Third Reich

How did a teenage girl show so much optimism, hope, and even gratitude for the good she saw in a war-torn world?

- August 05, 2015

Our Immigration System Is Killing Our Allies

Fifty thousand Afghan and Iraqi translators risked their lives to help Americans, but the US immigration system betrayed them.

- August 04, 2015

Capitalism Will (Eventually) Displace Imperialism

This is the most important excerpt of Joseph Schumpeter’s 1918 book The Sociology of Imperialisms

- August 03, 2015

War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning

After the fall of the Soviet Union, just about everybody agreed that full-blown central planning was a bad way to produce food, cars, and television sets. However, people still seem to have a soft spot for planning when it comes to a “war economy.” 

- July 30, 2015

Trumpism: The Ideology

As bad as the status quo is, it could be worse. Trump is dedicated to taking us there.

- July 17, 2015

Girl Sues Draft for Only Registering Males

With women allowed in combat, the male-only draft looks unconstitutional. 

- July 16, 2015

What Is Fascism?

We will now see the elements of the fascist society emerge—point by point — as guided by John T. Flynn.

- July 15, 2015

What the French Revolution Means for Liberty

“The Bastille was the outward visible sign of lawless power.”

- July 14, 2015

What Should Libertarians Think about the Civil War?

Bad history often accompanies the politicization of the Civil War, and libertarians are not immune from this tendency.

- July 14, 2015

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