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The Anti-War WW II Veteran Who Laid the Foundations of American Conservatism

Written by Gary North on April 30, 2013

Robert Nisbet was a sociologist. Beginning in 1953, he established his intellectual leadership in the American conservative movement. Yet he was opposed to modern warfare, with its messianic claims and gigantic budgets. While conservative Republicans usually favor Pentagon spending, this is because they do not understand how military spending expands the state and reduces our […]

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The Triumvirate of Modern Warfare

Written by Gary North on April 15, 2013

Three factors have made possible the modern world’s wars: graduated taxation, the central bank, and the abolition of the gold coin standard. The relationship between central banking and war has been known for at least 400 years. The ability of the Dutch Republic to wage what was in effect a revolutionary war against the Spanish […]

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71st Anniversary: Roosevelt’s Concentration Camps

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2013

On April 1, 1942, California announced the order for the arrest and deportation of Japanese citizens in California. They were sent into internment camps — read: concentration camps in Idaho. Here are photos and an accompanying account. Here are other photos. We all know this story. President Roosevelt signed an executive order on February 19, […]

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And the Winner of Bush’s Iraq War Is . . . Iran!

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2013

Ron Paul voted against the Iraq “not quite a declaration of war, but almost” resolution in 2003. Do you recall how many Republican Congressmen voted “no”? Take a guess. Six. If the media went to the Congressmen and Senators who voted for this resolution, and asked them to explain why they did so, what would […]

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Karzai Says U.S. Is Holding Talks with the Taliban

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2013

This is called biting the hand that feeds you. Mr. Karzai sees the handwriting on the wall. Obama has said he will withdraw the troops.  This means the Taliban will once again run Afghanistan. Mr. Karzai will not. That is because Mr. Karzai will be gone, one way or another: either by plane or by […]

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