Ivan Eland Archive

Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. His Independent books include The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty, Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq, and No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East.
Full Biography and Recent Publications

Debate: Hillary Clinton’s Judgment, as Secretary of State

The most outrageous statement on foreign policy in the Democratic debate was that Hillary Clinton defended the overthrow of Libyan Muammar Gaddafi by saying that it involved no U.S. ground troops and led to the first democratic election ever in Libya. She forgot to mention that because of a vacuum of leadership after the...
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Why Americans Should Celebrate President John Tyler

John Tyler was generally in favor of limiting government—both domestically and internationally.

New Insights into Iraq

The Sunni extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which originated as al Qaeda in Iraq in a response to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq during the George W. Bush administration, now occupies much of northern Iraq and has been said to threaten Baghdad and the Shi’i government of Nouri...
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Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day celebrates powerful executives as caricatured celebrities.

Ron Paul Deserves More Respect

Although Ron Paul placed second in the Iowa straw poll, behind Michele Bachmann by the slimmest of margins, most media commentators—both left and right—refused to anoint him as one of the “big three” candidates remaining in the Republican presidential contest. Translated, the media gatekeepers, as they did in his 2008 campaign, are telling the...
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