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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

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Blog03/14/2018

Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Not Even the Pentagon Thinks Tariffs Are Needed for National Defense

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/10/2018

Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead. 

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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/05/2018

In explaining the flood of funding headed toward weapons contractors, one defense analyst noted that “diplomacy is out; air strikes are in."

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/27/2018
Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/15/2018
There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.

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2018 Looks To Be Another Good Year for Weapons Makers

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/26/2018
Trump has long emphasized job creation, but the plan mainly seems to involve pumping more money into the Pentagon and increasing overseas arms sales.

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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.

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Class Conflict and The Last Jedi

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/05/2018
You can talk about the Resistance all you want, but if you force others to die for your vision of galactic politics, you’re one of the bad guys.

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The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/07/2017
If the US Constitution had never been anything more than a military alliance, it might have done some good.

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