David J. Theroux
| Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM PST
Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña was interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business Channel’s “Freedom Watch” to critique President Barack Obama’s speech on and launching of U.S. military interventions in the war in Libya. See also Charles Peña’s new article on the war in Libya, “The Libya Folly”.
Tags: Barack Obama, Constitution, Defense, Freedom Watch, Gaddafi, Iran, Iraq, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Kirsten Powers, liberal interventionism, Libya, Media, Middle East, Military, Miseast, Peace, Presidential Power, Terrorism, United Nations, Video, War, war in Libya, Wilsonianism
| Monday March 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM PST
A review of James Ledbetter, Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $26.00. On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final presidential speech, which turned out to be his most memorable by virtue of this warning: “In the councils...
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Tags: American History, Books, C. Wright Mills, Chance for Peace, Cold War, Corporatism, crony capitalism, Defense, Defense Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Economics, garrison state, Imperialism, interventionism, James Ledbetter, Journal of Cold War Studies, Liberty, merchants-of-death, Military, military spending, military-industrial complex, national security state, New Left, Peace, Power, Russia, Stalin, technocratic elite, The State, Unwarranted Influence, USSR, War, war economy, warfare state, Weapons, William Proxmire, Wilsonianism
| Sunday July 18, 2010 at 9:35 AM PST
A new book has rocketed to the the top of my already too-long reading list: Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea. It is already winning praise from across the political spectrum ranging from Richard Epstein, the distinguished professor of law at the University of Chicago to Thom Hartmann, an Air America Radio Network host....
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Tags: Books, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, classical liberalism, Culture, Free Market, Leo Strauss, libertarianism, Liberty, Morality, Natural Law, neoconservativism, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Power, Richard Epstein, The State, Thom Hartmann, Utilitarianism, Wilsonianism
| Monday August 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM PST
Now that Obama is in charge, the netroots (who led the fight against the Iraq war), no longer seem to care about foreign policy. If the antiwar movement ever makes a comeback, it won’t be because of them. At a recent gathering of the Netroots Nation, the participants were asked: “[D]o you, personally, spend...
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Tags: Afghanistan, antiwar, Barack Obama, Corruption, Integrity, Iran, Iraq, liberal interventionists, Netroots Nation, progressives, War, Wilsonianism