Topic: War and Peace

After Veterans Day

– December 6, 2023

“One would be hard-pressed to defend a military action in recent decades that has had a demonstrably immediate connection to protecting our way of life.” ~Paul Schwennesen


Economic Growth Remains One Way Out of Historical Tensions

– November 16, 2023

“When the future looks bright and living standards are rapidly improving, old grudges and tensions lose their relevance. We end up forgetting them because the things ahead look so much more enticing.” ~Vincent Geloso


The Original MAGA: Tariffs, Trade, and the True Cost of Protectionism

– October 27, 2023

In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Phillip W. Magness to discuss the true implications of tariffs and protectionism and how they have shaped America’s economic landscape.


Curtailing Violence with Economic Freedom

– October 19, 2023

“Allow individuals to build it and make clear that they cannot force others to build it for them, and they will build it. And, most likely, they will not want to blow it up.” ~Robert E. Wright


There Are No Democratic Socialists And No Liberal Dictators

– September 25, 2023

“The dictator who finishes off democracy is not an enlightened individual. A dictator can then indeed liberalize, but this will not be from a true commitment to political or economic liberty.” ~Vincent Geloso


Remembering President Harding

– August 27, 2023

“Notwithstanding the scandals, Harding’s legacy for electoral success, economic achievements, and national wealth remain unsurpassed.” ~ Will Sellers


Where Did Early 20th Century Japan Go Wrong?

– August 15, 2023

“Japan embraced economic liberalization for some time, but lacked the necessary liberal political institutions that could sustain an open economy and temper overseas aggression.” ~ Jedediah Pida-Reese


How Will America’s Borrow and Spend Politicians Pay for an Imperial Foreign Policy?

– August 11, 2023

“Serious efforts to control deficits and debt will require a series of politically painful decisions. The only way to make such unpalatable fiscal sacrifices possible is to kill all the sacred cows, including the Pentagon.” ~ Doug Bandow


Why President Kennedy’s 1963 “Peace Speech” Matters Today 

– July 10, 2023

“Kennedy focused on humanity’s common interests — ‘we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.’ Most importantly, we all have minds that can value peace over threats and domination.” ~ Barry Brownstein


Standing in Awe of George Washington, American Cincinnatus

– July 3, 2023

“His political restraint ensured the flourishing of a well-designed constitution. This is a victory citizens of many countries have yet to claim from their governments.” ~ Luis Carlos Araujo Quintero & Nikolai G. Wenzel


Pentagon Corrects “Accounting Error.” As Always, the First Casualty of War is the Truth

– June 25, 2023

“Why has the Pentagon flipped? Obviously, the Pentagon initially wanted to exaggerate the amount of aid being given to Ukraine. ” ~ Clifford Thies


Juneteenth and The Greatest Anti-Slavery Movement Ever

– June 19, 2023

“Within two generations after the Founding, at costs in blood, sweat, and tears that most people today cannot imagine, the Americans abolished within the United States that ugly ancient practice that had existed for thousands of years elsewhere in the world.” ~ Thomas L. Krannawitter