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Tag: realism
  • Contra-Idealism

    Many people criticize libertarians (and anarchists) for being too idealistic. “Sure, that all sounds great,” the argument goes, “but it can’t work in practice.” Greedy capitalists will exploit honest, hard-working everymen. People without health insurance will die quick deaths. Roads!—there won’t be any. The world will be chaos! Government, then, is a pragmatic, realistic way …

  • Realism, taken to its logical end, is non-interventionist.

    I have a new piece up over at the Daily Caller about why I believe a realist foreign policy is in fact heavily non-interventionist, despite what many advocates of our current wars in the Middle East might say. …when followed to its logical end, the realist school of internationalist relations which so many use to …