By Mary Theroux | Thursday August 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM PST | 2 Comments
In the aftermath of 9/11, we found ourselves almost bereft of friends and allies, as so many we had thought were fellow-travelers—sharing our dedication to core principles of the sanctity of every individual’s right to life and liberty; the danger of the welfare/warfare state; and the primacy of securing and protecting economic and civil...
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By Ralph Raico | Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM PST | 0 Comments
The following is the Foreword to the Independent Institute’s new printing of The Civilian and the Military: A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. See also Anthony Gregory’s review on The Beacon. In 1783 a treaty ending hostilities between Great Britain and its rebellious colonies along the eastern seaboard...
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