By Anthony Gregory | Friday July 29, 2016 at 12:11 PM PST | Comments Off on Politics and American Surveillance
Editor: Today is the publication date of the Independent Institute’s newest book, American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment, by Anthony Gregory (Research Fellow, Independent Institute). Published for Independent by the University of Wisconsin Press, this widely acclaimed new book traces the history of government surveillance in the U.S. that transcends party divides,...
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Tags: Barack Obama, Big Brother, CIA, civil libertarian, Constitution, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, FBI, Fourth Amendment, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, intelligence agencies, J. Edgar Hoover, NSA, Privacy, Surveillance, Theodore Roosevelt, USA PATRIOT Act, Vladimir Putin, warrantless wiretapping, whistleblower, Woodrow Wilson
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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Tags: Afghanistan, Alfred Thayer Mahan, American History, antimilitarism, Arthur Ekirch, Benjamin Tucker, Charles Beard, Charles Lindbergh, Charles Sumner, Civil Society, Civil War, Cold War, Constitution, Corruption, Creel Committee on Public Information, Daniel Webster, Defense, E. L. Godkin, Elihu Root, Espionage and Sedition Acts, Felix Frankfurter, Franklin Roosevelt, Frederic Bastiat, Gerald Ford, Gore Vidal, Grand Army of the Republic, Henry David Thoreau, Herbert Spencer, Hugo Black, Imperialism, Iraq, isolationism, Japanese incarceration, Jefferson, Jeffersonian, Joseph Schumpeter, Justice Potter Stewart, Levellers, liberalism, Madison, Military, Murray Rothbard, Nationalization, non-interventionism, Norman Thomas, Pakistan, Pearl Harbor, Personal Liberty, Peter Kropotkin, Philippines, Politics, Randolph Bourne, Robert R. McCormick, Sinclair Lewis, Socialism, Somalia, Soviet Union, The Conquest of the United States by Spain, Theodore Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Walter Karp, War, War Hawks, Wendell Willkie, William Douglas, William Graham Sumner, Woodrow Wilson, WWI, WWII, Yemen, Yugoslavia
By David Beito | Monday January 4, 2010 at 9:31 PM PST | 6 Comments
In 2003, Historians Against the War (HAW) seemed a promising opportunity to bring together antiwar historians of all political persuasions. And, in fact, many libertarian historians joined with liberals, socialists and others on the left to oppose the war. Such an ecumenical political organization had rarely appeared in American history since the demise of...
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Tags: Afghanistan, American History, anti-war historian, Barack Obama, capitalism, Civil Liberties, Corruption, Franklin Roosevelt, Imperialism, Integrity, Iran, Iraq, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Presidential Power, progressives, Propaganda, Socialism, Theodore Roosevelt, Truman, War, Woodrow Wilson
By David Beito | Tuesday February 17, 2009 at 12:52 PM PST | 6 Comments
The latest ratings of presidential greatness tells us more about the priorities of historians than it does about the presidents. The following were rated as the greatest presidents: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. There is merit to the high rating for Washington. As to the others, they include a...
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Tags: American History, balanced budget, Budget and Tax Policy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, FDR, Great Depression, Imperial Presidency, Money and Banking, Personal Liberty, Presidential Power, Presidential rankings, Theodore Roosevelt, Truman, War