There’s a Better Target than Iraq

The Bush administration appears to be gearing up for an all-out attack on Iraq – because George Bush has said "I made up my mind that Saddam needs to go." The politicians justify this invasion of another nation with all sorts of reasons – such as Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, his supposed possession of "weapons … Continue reading “There’s a Better Target than Iraq”

With Neighbors Like These

They raise their children to hate. That’s what we’re told about the Palestinians. Watch the TV news. Listen to the radio. Pick up the dramatic US news magazines. Ask the intellectuals and the political pundits. Palestinian mothers willingly sacrifice their own children to the cause. In school, the teachers reinforce the hatred the children learn … Continue reading “With Neighbors Like These”

Images Worth a Thousand Lies

Given the pervasiveness of mass entertainment in the United States, and the dominance of US-made entertainment in the world markets, one should not underestimate the impact American popular culture has on world events. History may be written by government-paid scholars and crooked journalists, but its vastly simplified form is burned into the minds of the … Continue reading “Images Worth a Thousand Lies”

Statement in Support of a Balanced Approach to the Middle East Peace Process

The following is Congressman Paul’s remarks against the pro-Israel resolution passed overwhelmingly on Friday by Congress. This legislation could not have come at a worse time in the ongoing Middle East crisis. Just when we have seen some positive signs that the two sides may return to negotiations toward a peaceful settlement, Congress has jumped … Continue reading “Statement in Support of a Balanced Approach to the Middle East Peace Process”

Global Interventionism: The Price We Pay

As Justin completes his upcoming book on Murray Rothbard, we present a Classic Raimondo piece from last year. July 28, 1999While the United States government is touting the so-called Clinton Doctrine, which projects American power all over the world in the name of “human rights,” the right of Americans to feel safe in their own … Continue reading “Global Interventionism: The Price We Pay”

Assassins of Liberty

National Review Online‘s Rod Dreher starts out his column on the meaning of the Fortuyn assassination with a caveat: "We will not be able to gauge the full impact of Pim Fortuyn’s murder on European politics until we know who killed him, and why." Well, I’ve settled the first question, thanks be to Google: the … Continue reading “Assassins of Liberty”

Fortuyn’s Killer Identified

Editorial note: We don’t often give previews of Justin Raimondo’s column before it’s posted, but this one contains breaking news and so here is an excerpt: National Review Online’s Rod Dreher starts out his column on the meaning of the Fortuyn assassination with a caveat: "We will not be able to gauge the full impact … Continue reading “Fortuyn’s Killer Identified”

Convening Futility

The wags say that a second marriage represents the triumph of hope over experience (though I can attest that sometimes it works). So what would you call the umpteenth effort by outside powers to impose a settlement on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute through a combination of nice talk and veiled threats? Nonetheless, the administration says, the … Continue reading “Convening Futility”