The Essence of Liberty Volume III. Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic

A Condensed Version of: For a New Liberty:The Libertarian Manifesto

by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

 

Soviet Foreign Policy

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)(Editor’s Note: This section was originally written in the present tense. However, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is now mostly history. Therefore, I have taken the liberty to change the tense of most of the verbs from the present to the past.)

During the cold war, American foreign policy was based on the assumption of a Russian attack. But, was that a realistic assumption?

No doubt, the Soviets would have liked to replace the existing social systems with communism. But this would hardly mean that any sort of attack would have been realistic. In the first place, Marxism itself holds that victory is inevitable. After all, the tensions and contradictions within each society would inevitably lead to internal revolution or democratic change leading to communism. In other words, the very idea of “exporting” communism on the backs of the Soviet military was contradictory to Marxist-Leninist theory. And, Marxist-Leninist theory, with its goal of world Communism, was the sole basis for the cold warrior’s conjuring up of the threat.

Of course, this was not meant to say that Soviet leaders would never have done anything contrary to their guiding theory. But, as ordinary rulers of a nation-state, the case for an imminent threat was weakened. This is because, if Soviet rulers were acting in the interest of their own nation-state, the argument for imminent military assault crumbles.

The Bolsheviks gave little thought to foreign policy because they firmly believed that Communist revolution would soon follow in the industrial countries. After World War I they adopted a foreign policy of “peaceful coexistence.” Although Russia was to serve as a beacon and supporter of Communism throughout the world, it would promote peaceful relations and not try to export Communism through warfare. Survival was the foremost goal of foreign policy. The state was never to be endangered by inter-State warfare.

As time went on, this policy was reinforced by “conservatism.” Keeping power took precedence over the ideal of world revolution. This served to strengthen their “peaceful coexistence” policy.

The Bolsheviks were the only political party during World War I to clamor for an immediate pullout. Indeed, they went so far as to call for the defeat of their own government (“revolutionary defeatism”). Then, when the Bolsheviks took power, Lenin concluded the “appeasement” peace of Brest-Litovsk in 1918. This took Russia out of the war at the price of granting the Germans parts of the Russian empire. In other words, the Bolsheviks started out as a “peace-at-any-price” party.

After World War I the new Polish State attacked Russia and grabbed a part of White Russia and the Ukraine. In addition, several other national groups (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) broke away. But, it was clear to Soviet rulers that the Old Russian State was supposed to remain intact. So, the emphasis of both Russian and German foreign policy was to recapture their pre-World War I borders—what they considered the “true” borders of their States.

Germany, under Hitler, took strong measures to recapture their lost territories. But, Soviet leaders were cautious and did nothing until after the Stalin-Hitler pact when there was no danger in doing so.

On June 22, 1941, Germany launched an unprovoked assault on the Soviet Union. This was one of the pivotal facts in history. Stalin was so unwarlike and so unprepared for the assault that Germany was almost able to conquer Russia. Hitler was so motivated by anti-Communist ideology that he threw away rationality and launched the beginning of his ultimate defeat.

Since most cold warriors approved of the alliance between the uS and Russia during World War II, most of them concede that the Soviets were not aggressive until World War II. But this overlooks the German assault of Russia in June of 1941. There is no doubt but what Germany started this war making it necessary for the Russians to roll back and conquer the German army. In fact, it would be easier to make the case that the uS was more expansionist than Russia. After all the uS conquered and occupied Germany and Italy neither of which ever directly attacked it.

The uS, Britain, and Russia agreed on joint three-power occupation of the conquered territories at the end of the war. The uS was the first to break that agreement by refusing to allow Russia a role in the military occupation of Italy. Despite this, in order to preserve peaceful relations, Stalin held back the various Communist movements in France and Italy. As a result, these movements were soon ousted from the coalition. He also abandoned the Communist movements in Greece and urged them to turn over power to the British. However, leaders of partisan groups in other countries (Tito in Yugoslavia and Mao in China) refused Stalin’s requests. These rejections were the beginning of the ”schisms” that developed within the Communist world during the Cold War.

Russia occupied and governed Eastern Europe after winning a war that was launched against her. Its initial goal was not to communize but to assure that Eastern Europe would not be the avenue of assault on Russia that it had been in the past. Russia wanted countries on its borders which were not anti-Communist in a military sense and would not be used as a springboard for invasion. Only in Finland did Russia find non-Communist politicians it could trust to be peaceful. Therefore, it was willing to pull its troops out even though it had fought two wars with Finland in recent years.

In other Eastern European countries Russia maintained coalition governments for several years not fully communizing them until 1948. Furthermore, she readily pulled her troops out of Austria and Azerbaijan.

If Russia had been hell-bent on imposing communism, then why the “soft line” on Finland? The only plausible answer is that her primary motive was security for the nation-state with success of world communism being secondary.

The cold warriors were never able to explain the deep schisms in world Communism. If Communists are motivated by the mutual bond of Marxism-Leninism, how come the China-Russia split, the enmity between the Yugoslavia and Albania or the military conflict between Cambodia and Vietnam? The answer is simple. Once a revolutionary movement seizes State power, it quickly takes on the attributes of a ruling class with a class interest in retaining State power. World revolution pales in the face of the conflicting interests of the State elites.

Since their victory over aggression in World War II, the Soviets have continued to be militarily conservative. They have only used troops to defend their territory and not to extend it further. The incidents in Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968 were surely reprehensible. But nevertheless they were still conservative and defensive and not expansionist.

In no case since World War II did Russia use troops to extend or conquer more territory. The main thrust of Soviet conservatism was to preserve what it already had at home and abroad, not to jeopardize it. Its militaristic actions in Czechoslovakia were acts of imperial protectionism, not revolution or aggrandizement. Detente was not altruistic. It was in the Soviet national interest.

Even the anti-Soviet former CIA Director William Colby recognized the overwhelming concern of the Soviets to be the defensive and to avoid another catastrophic invasion.

Furthermore, even the Chinese have pursued a pacific foreign policy. They did not invade Taiwan. They allowed the islands of Quemoy and Matsu to remain in Chiang Kai-shek’s hands. They have not moved against British and Portuguese-occupied Hong Kong and Macao. Their invasion of Vietnam was a brief incursion followed by unilateral withdrawal. They declared a unilateral cease-fire and withdrew after having easily defeated the Indian army in their border war.

To be continued

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The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism

Oh it’s a war alright. But this Pandemic nonsense is only a part of it. “Kill ’em all ‘n let God sort ’em out.” GI Joe, Republic of Vietnam, 1960s. — jtl, 419

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The main message is that this is a war and many lives are at stake unless virtually everybody stays at home. Mainstream media amplify the trope that the world is at the mercy of the virus.

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By Rosemary Frei  via LewRockwell.com

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3) As if it was planned in advance, billions of people around the globe are being forced step by rapid step into a radically different way of life, one that involves far less personal, physical and financial freedom and agency.

Here is the template for rolling this out.

STEP 1

A new virus starts to spread around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a pandemic.

International agencies, public-health officials, politicians, media

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Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic

A Condensed Version of:

For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

 

Isolationist Criticisms

“The last anti-interventionist and anti-imperialist thrust of the old conservative and classical liberal isolationists came during the Korean War.” Rothbard makes his case in this section by citing some of the major critics of uS involvement in Korea.

For example: George Morgenstern published the detailed and grisly record of uS government imperialism from the Spanish-American War down to Korea in the right-wing publication Human Events.

Another example is the conservative isolationist Joseph P. Kennedy who called for uS withdrawal from Korea. Kennedy proclaimed, “I naturally opposed Communism but I said if portions of Europe or Asia wish to go Communistic or even have Communism thrust upon them, we cannot stop it.”

One of the most trenchant and forceful attacks on American foreign policy was leveled by Garet Garrett in his pamphlet, The Rise of Empire (1952).

War as the Health of the State

There are two important reasons to oppose a warlike foreign policy. One is the importance of preventing nuclear holocaust. (Keep in mind that Rothbard was writing during the height of the Cold War.) The other is that, as Randolph Bourne put it, “war is the health of the State.”

War has always been a time of a great (and usually permanent) increase in State power over society. The State really comes into its own when at war. Society becomes a herd standing happily ready to betray truth for the supposed public interest. It becomes an armed camp with the values and the morals of an “army on the march,” as Albert Jay Nock once put it.

War enables the State to rally its citizens under the slogan of defending the country against an outside menace. For the root myth is that war is a defense by the State of its subjects. The truth, however, is the exact reverse. A State can only “die” by defeat in war or by revolution. Therefore, it mobilizes its subjects to fight for it under the pretext that it is fighting for them.

In the uS, war has been the main reason for intensification of State power. The War of 1812 brought fractional-reserve banking, protective tariffs, internal federal taxation, a standing army and navy, and (as a direct consequence) the reestablishment of a central bank. The War of Yankee Aggression led to the neo-mercantilist policy of Big Government subsidizing big business interests with protective tariffs, land grants to railroads, federal excise taxes, and a federally controlled banking system. World War I brought corporate state monopoly at home and global intervention abroad. It brought an economy planned by the federal government in collaboration with big business and nurtured a labor movement that would become a junior partner in the corporate State economy. World War I also brought permanent global intervention, the Federal Reserve System, a permanent income tax, high federal budgets, conscription, and close connections between economic boom, war contracts, and loans to Western nations.

Herbert Hoover’s vision was completed by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. World War II was the fulfillment of all the aforementioned trends. Roosevelt fastened a permanent partnership between Big Government, big business, and big unions on America as well as a constantly expanding military-industrial complex; conscription, permanent inflation; and the costly role as counterrevolutionary “policeman” for the world.

There is no greater distortion of the free market than the military-industrial complex. It has diverted scientists and engineers from productive research into wasteful boondoggles. Keynesian economists are equally in favor of all forms of government spending, be it on pyramids, missiles, or steel plants. They all increase gross national product, regardless of how wasteful.

Government spending has diverted science and industry into unproductive purposes and inefficient processes. Satisfying consumers has been replaced by the currying of favors by government contractors. Politics has replaced economics in guiding industry. And economic prosperity has come to depend on the narcotic of government spending as huge vested interest has been created in continuing these government programs.

John T. Flynn, in As We Go Marching, (written in the midst of the war) prophesied that the New Deal would attempt to permanently expand this system. He accurately predicted that the focus of governmental spending would continue to be on the military. That is because conservatives would never object and workers would welcome it because it created jobs. Militarism is a glamorous public-works project upon which a variety of elements can agree.

Flynn predicted that the uS’ postwar policy would become imperialistic which would follow from the policy of militarism. He foresaw that the uS government would keep fears of aggressive ambitions of other countries alive while, at the same time, embarking on imperialistic enterprises of its own. He knew that imperialism would insure a perpetual supply of “enemies.” He was absolutely right.

Editor’s Note: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the uS government has been hard pressed to find another “boogieman.” Candidates include Radical Islam (itself a product of meddlesome foreign policy), a starving and inert North Korea and China. In spite of China’s continuous movement toward a free market economy, it has been accused of everything from poisoning our pets (contaminated pet food) to killing our children (led paint on toys).

To be continued

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Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic

A Condensed Version of: For a New Liberty:The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

Isolationist Criticisms

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A Condensed Version of: For a New Liberty:The Libertarian Manifesto

by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

Isolationist Criticisms

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)“The last anti-interventionist and anti-imperialist thrust of the old conservative and classical liberal isolationists came during the Korean War.” Rothbard makes his case in this section by citing some of the major critics of uS involvement in Korea.

For example: George Morgenstern published the detailed and grisly record of uS government imperialism from the Spanish-American War down to Korea in the right-wing publication Human Events.

Another example is the conservative isolationist Joseph P. Kennedy who called for uS withdrawal from Korea. Kennedy proclaimed, “I naturally opposed Communism but I said if portions of Europe or Asia wish to go Communistic or even have Communism thrust upon them, we cannot stop it.”

One of the most trenchant and forceful attacks on American foreign policy was…

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Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic

A Condensed Version of: For a New Liberty:The Libertarian Manifesto

by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

 

Isolationist Criticisms

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)“The last anti-interventionist and anti-imperialist thrust of the old conservative and classical liberal isolationists came during the Korean War.” Rothbard makes his case in this section by citing some of the major critics of uS involvement in Korea.

For example: George Morgenstern published the detailed and grisly record of uS government imperialism from the Spanish-American War down to Korea in the right-wing publication Human Events.

Another example is the conservative isolationist Joseph P. Kennedy who called for uS withdrawal from Korea. Kennedy proclaimed, “I naturally opposed Communism but I said if portions of Europe or Asia wish to go Communistic or even have Communism thrust upon them, we cannot stop it.”

One of the most trenchant and forceful attacks on American foreign policy was leveled by Garet Garrett in his pamphlet, The Rise of Empire (1952).

War as the Health of the State

There are two important reasons to oppose a warlike foreign policy. One is the importance of preventing nuclear holocaust. (Keep in mind that Rothbard was writing during the height of the Cold War.) The other is that, as Randolph Bourne put it, “war is the health of the State.”

War has always been a time of a great (and usually permanent) increase in State power over society. The State really comes into its own when at war. Society becomes a herd standing happily ready to betray truth for the supposed public interest. It becomes an armed camp with the values and the morals of an “army on the march,” as Albert Jay Nock once put it.

War enables the State to rally its citizens under the slogan of defending the country against an outside menace. For the root myth is that war is a defense by the State of its subjects. The truth, however, is the exact reverse. A State can only “die” by defeat in war or by revolution. Therefore, it mobilizes its subjects to fight for it under the pretext that it is fighting for them.

In the uS, war has been the main reason for intensification of State power. The War of 1812 brought fractional-reserve banking, protective tariffs, internal federal taxation, a standing army and navy, and (as a direct consequence) the reestablishment of a central bank. The War of Yankee Aggression led to the neo-mercantilist policy of Big Government subsidizing big business interests with protective tariffs, land grants to railroads, federal excise taxes, and a federally controlled banking system. World War I brought corporate state monopoly at home and global intervention abroad. It brought an economy planned by the federal government in collaboration with big business and nurtured a labor movement that would become a junior partner in the corporate State economy. World War I also brought permanent global intervention, the Federal Reserve System, a permanent income tax, high federal budgets, conscription, and close connections between economic boom, war contracts, and loans to Western nations.

Herbert Hoover’s vision was completed by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. World War II was the fulfillment of all the aforementioned trends. Roosevelt fastened a permanent partnership between Big Government, big business, and big unions on America as well as a constantly expanding military-industrial complex; conscription, permanent inflation; and the costly role as counterrevolutionary “policeman” for the world.

There is no greater distortion of the free market than the military-industrial complex. It has diverted scientists and engineers from productive research into wasteful boondoggles. Keynesian economists are equally in favor of all forms of government spending, be it on pyramids, missiles, or steel plants. They all increase gross national product, regardless of how wasteful.

Government spending has diverted science and industry into unproductive purposes and inefficient processes. Satisfying consumers has been replaced by the currying of favors by government contractors. Politics has replaced economics in guiding industry. And economic prosperity has come to depend on the narcotic of government spending as huge vested interest has been created in continuing these government programs.

John T. Flynn, in As We Go Marching, (written in the midst of the war) prophesied that the New Deal would attempt to permanently expand this system. He accurately predicted that the focus of governmental spending would continue to be on the military. That is because conservatives would never object and workers would welcome it because it created jobs. Militarism is a glamorous public-works project upon which a variety of elements can agree.

Flynn predicted that the uS’ postwar policy would become imperialistic which would follow from the policy of militarism. He foresaw that the uS government would keep fears of aggressive ambitions of other countries alive while, at the same time, embarking on imperialistic enterprises of its own. He knew that imperialism would insure a perpetual supply of “enemies.” He was absolutely right.

Editor’s Note: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the uS government has been hard pressed to find another “boogieman.” Candidates include Radical Islam (itself a product of meddlesome foreign policy), a starving and inert North Korea and China. In spite of China’s continuous movement toward a free market economy, it has been accused of everything from poisoning our pets (contaminated pet food) to killing our children (led paint on toys).

To be continued

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The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3) Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary constitutional scholars. This is history that you were not taught at the mandatory government propaganda camps otherwise known as “public schools.” You will gain a clear understanding of how America’s decline and decay is really nothing new and how it began almost immediately with the constitution. Available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty and The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. 

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The rightful power of the people

And that is why we call them Mandatory Government Propaganda Camps. — jtl, 419

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Unfortunately, many of today’s voting-age Americans have never even read the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, most civics classes in public schools today dwell on other things. So, far too many people have no clue how far their government has overreached and taken away their liberty.
And that is why we call them Mandatory Government Propaganda Camps. — jtl, 419

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsUnfortunately, many of today’s voting-age Americans have never even read the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, most civics classes in public schools today dwell on other things. So, far too many people have no clue how far their government has overreached and taken away their liberty.

But here’s the truth: The Constitution gives the three branches of government certain enumerated powers. Those not enumerated are reserved to the states, and to the people.

The 10th Amendment describes it: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, or…

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Song for Today: Lady – Kenny Rogers

Rest In Peace Kenny. This is one of the most incredible songs ever made. And Kenny was the perfect man to sing it. He sang every line like he lived it himself. That’s a great performer. — jtl, 419

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Rest In Peace Kenny. This is one of the most incredible songs ever made. And Kenny was the perfect man to sing it. He sang every line like he lived it himself. That’s a great performer. — jtl, 419

Options for Homeland Defense, Inc. (Protecting Liberty through Private Firearms Ownership)  

“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper

Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to…

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George Armstrong Custer And All That

I live about 25 miles from Ft. Davis Texas–the home of the Buffalo Soldier. For those that don’t know, Buffalo Soldiers were black men and mostly former slaves. I have never been able to figure out how a group of former slaves could participate in the genocide of another group of color.

What is wrong with us today? Be have been living on lies. — jtl, 419

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by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Years ago I saw a bumper sticker for  a car that said “Custer died for your sins.” I don’t know who put it out, some Indian group or what, but I felt it was a bit on the blasphemous side. Jesus Christ died to pay for my sins and then He arose from the dead on the first Easter morning. Custer had nothing to do with it, thank heaven! He would have been a pitiful savior.

Quite awhile back now someone gave me a book by Stephen E. Ambrose called Crazy Horse and Custer.  The paperback version was published in 2003, so I assume a hardback version came out sometime previous to that.

Mr. Ambrose presented some interesting material on Custer, some of which I had not seen before. Let me say here and now that I am…

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The American History You’re Not Supposed To Know

Then, as soon as they got their “total war” perfected, they turned it on the Plains Indian.

At the same time, the people fleeing the War itself (or Reconstruction) were the first to settle the West.

The South suffered a miserable reconstruction. The West is being reconstructed today. And that is the connection for the Confederate – Cowboy Alliance. — jtl, 419

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After waging total war on the entire civilian population of the South from 1861-1865, murdering hundreds of thousands, the Yankees commenced a “holy war” against American history and especially Southern history, a major theme of Southern Scribblings.  In war, the victors always write the history to portray themselves in the best light possible, no matter what the truth is.  The Yankees have been doing this for more than 150 years, as McClanahan describes in essay after essay.
Then, as soon as they got their “total war” perfected, they turned it on the Plains Indian.

At the same time, the people fleeing the War itself (or Reconstruction) were the first to settle the West.

The South suffered a miserable reconstruction. The West is being reconstructed today. And that is the connection for the Confederate – Cowboy Alliance. — jtl, 419
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Essence of Liberty: Volume III: The Essence of Liberty Volume III. Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic

A Condensed Version of: For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

War and Foreign Policy: “Isolationism” Left and Right

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War and Foreign Policy

“Isolationism” Left and Right

Opponents of WWI were attacked as “leftists.” But then, “isolationism” was a smear term for opponents of American entry into World War II. It was generally applied to mean pro-Nazi and took on a “right wing,” negative flavor. Then again, in more recent times “isolationist” (antiwar) forces have been considered “leftists. So which is it?

“Isolationism” sounds right-wing while “neutralism” and “peaceful coexistence” sound leftish. However, their essence is the same—opposition to war and political intervention in the affairs of other countries. Very few anti-interventionists actually and literally favor “isolation.” Generally, they favor political nonintervention coupled with economic and cultural internationalism—e.g. freedom of trade, investment, and interchange between citizens of all countries. This is the libertarian position.

Limiting…

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