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Tag: The American Conservative
  • “Bad things may happen in Iraq if we pull out. And they will happen anyway if we stay.”

    Indeed, they will.  Ron Paul’s simple argument that “we just walked in; we can just walk out” of our foolish involvements in the Middle East continue to ring true — and the fact that we can just pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan is well argued by Tom Englehardt at the American Conservative: We’ve now …

  • The Heroic Left-Right Peace Conference

    Dan McCarthy of The American Conservative invited YAL’s Nick Leavens, Shaun Bowen, and me to attend a bipartisan peace conference last week. Attendees came to the meeting hoping to form a broad antiwar coalition. Disagreements arose, but we were unified in opposition to  Obama’s wars and the bipartisan foreign policy of empire.  The meeting, organized by Voters for Peace chair Kevin Zeese, and former …

  • Lessons for an Anti-Establishment Movement

    Daniel McCarthy at The American Conservative‘s blog has an interesting post on the pro-life movement 37 years after Roe v. Wade. Despite some obvious discrepancies between mainstream pro-lifers and libertarians, I have never believed that the two must be as antagonistic as many “economically conservative, socially liberal” Libertarian Party members would indicate. And the problems …

  • Why I Am a Conservative

    In The American Conservative, Bill Kauffman has a typically engaging piece, along the lines of Hayek’s “Why I Am Not a Conservative.” Unfortunately, you have to be a subscriber to read it, but here is the heart of his argument: [F]or half a century, “conservative” has been a synonym of — a slave to — militarism, …

  • Is inflation coming?

    Despite the fact that the monetary base has nearly doubled in the last year, we don’t seem to be suffering from obvious excess inflation…at least not yet. But is it coming? Bob Murphy argues today on LewRockwell.com that it clearly is, and new ideas for dealing with it, such as the Fed selling its own …

  • Don’t get mad, fight smarter…

    …says Dan McCarthy at The American Conservative’s @TAC blog. Discussing the tax day tea parties, McCarthy contends that rallies and protests with their attendant raw emotional reactions to the issues at hand have the potential to actually work against the liberty movement by disregarding the importance of a rational and reasoned approach to the change …

  • The Tom Sawyer Model of Virtue

    The American Conservative discusses the implications of the GIVE Act, as well as the existent program it addresses, AmeriCorps: In 2003, the Office of Management and Budget concluded that “AmeriCorps has not been able to demonstrate results. Its current focus is on the amount of time a person serves, as opposed to the impact on …

  • Iraq: Still in the Present Tense for Iraqis

    From the most recent edition of The American Conservative‘s “Fourteen Days,” a regular feature of the magazine: It’s easy to think of the Iraq War in past tense. The severity of our domestic crisis has turned Americans’ focus inward, and our new president stakes no claim to his predecessor’s folly. In the public mind, we’ve …

  • United States of Argentina

    Phillip Jenkins pens a telling consideration of the similarities between the U.S.’s current course of economic policy and the one which progressively ruined the Argentinian economy over the last century.  While it is almost inconceivable to imagine an American economic downfall to the level of Zimbabwe, for example, Argentina’s “story involves a flourishing Western country …

  • Bagram, the New Gitmo

    Although Barack Obama seems to be moving forward with his much-publicized decision to close Guantanamo Bay, whether this moves signals an end to American detention and, arguably, torture of suspected terrorists is considerably less certain.  As The American Conservative explains, [a]nother 700 prisoners are being detained at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Their status is …