Eric Schuler, author of The Daily Face Palm, discusses whether Hillary Clinton’s Syria policy is due to stupidity or “something worse;” and how the terrible presidential debates have made libertarian ideas on immigration and foreign policy an appealing alternative to the status quo.
Jason MacLeod, author of Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua, discusses the brutal 50-year Indonesian occupation of West Papua; motivated by racial superiority, natural resources and political identity – and helped by US military aid.
Retired US Army colonel Daniel L. Davis discusses his article “Why the Battle for Mosul Could Become a Total Disaster;” and how US military intervention is paving the way for Al Qaeda/ISIS control of an actual state – not the pseudo state currently held in Iraq.
Gilbert Doctorow, the European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord, discusses why the US-Russia confrontation in Ukraine and Syria is far more serious than generally understood, and could easily lead to a shooting war – especially if Hillary Clinton is serious about imposing a no fly zone in Syria.
Martha Mundy, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Governing Property, Making the Modern State: Law, Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria, discusses how decades of neoliberal/IMF/World Bank economic policy degraded Yemen’s agricultural production, making the country especially vulnerable to famine from the Saudi-led blockade and bombing campaign – which are clearly war crimes.More Interviews
Scott, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richman and Jared Labell make a big announcement.
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have changed my life for the better. Today I resigned my commission in the United States Army as I can no longer be part of a death machine that does no good for any part of a peaceful, productive society. Your website and podcast have turned me from a vengeful, war loving person to a man of peaceful voluntarism. I cannot thank you enough as you have made me a better person, thus making me a better husband, father, and human.
I became a Christian before a libertarian and was still the typical American Christian. One that says I like peace but at the same time supporting the killing of innocents in horrible, unnecessary conflicts that spend money we don’t have and kill people we have no business killing. I found your site and podcasts, along with Lew Rockwell and Mr. Tom Woods, and I became a Christian that is a libertarian. I am so thankful for the work you have done and my life has been changed in ways that benefit me more than I can ever express. Your interviews with former military members and conscientious objectors gave me the confidence that there are others out there like me and they are living a free and happy life!
In fact, I am in the process of becoming a Paramedic as penance for my time hurting people. I read your site every day and I share it with others often. You are one of my heroes for your consistent views and sacrifice for what you believe. I hope to be able to help others as you have helped me. By the way, your website is blocked on government computers so you must have them scared.
I feel a weight is lifted off my shoulders as the dichotomy of my views is no longer. I thank you so much and look forward to spending my time with my children and living my life as free as possible. Thank you and I am anxiously awaiting your book!
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