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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

The chaos arising from U.S. interventionism in Syria provides an excellent opportunity to explore the interventionist mind. Consider the terminology being employed by interventionists: President Trump’s actions in Syria have left a…

Trump, FDR, and War

President Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran reminds me of President Franklin Roosevelt’s similar campaign against Japan prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After England declared war on Germany, owing to the…

No War For Saudi Oil!

Even if US intelligence decisively shows that some of the drones and cruise missiles used in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields originated in Iran, a decision to go to war with Iran would be inexcusable and insupportable. For one…

The Weakness of Warmongers

The Wall Street Journal repeats one of the dumber hawkish talking points about Iran and the Abqaiq attack in their latest editorial: But no one should expect Iran to stop its provocations, especially as it concludes there is little cost to…