Libertarians are rightly skeptical of military interventions. A simple reason is that military interventions tend to do more harm than good. This simple reason was enough to justify opposition to the war in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was horrible, but the prospects of instability and civil war were always high.
And, indeed, intervention in Iraq did more […]
It’s wrong in the way Jessup’s speech is wrong. We might need some men on some walls, but we don’t need Jessup on that wall. Isolating Cuba, refusing to trade with them, and imposing embargoes didn’t do any good, and did a […]
Fernando Tesóns Hang Tough, Israel: A Response
by Irfan Khawaja
In a recent post at Bleeding Heart Libertarians, Hang Tough, Israel, Fernando Tesón takes issue with those of his […]
Fernando Tesón urges the Israeli government to hang tough. The prospect of a libertarian (and a self-proclaimed bleeding heart, no less!) cheering on governmental rights abuses is a puzzling and frankly gruesome one.
It is true, no doubt, that people living in Israel can claim many remarkable achievements, including Nobel prizes and effective […]
For various reasons (well, mainly money), the fourth issue of the Molinari Institutes left-libertarian publication The Industrial Radical has been delayed for nearly a year; but today it is finally at the printer. Issue I.4 features articles by William Anderson, B-psycho, Jason Byas, Kevin Carson, Nathan Goodman, Irfan Khawaja, Tom Knapp, Smári McCarthy, Grant […]
The other night I was watching Burn Notice, my favorite spy show. Our long suffering protagonist Michael Westen had just found out that after he spent 7 long seasons trying to clear his name so he could work for the CIA again, after he finally was allowed back “in from the cold,” after he risked […]