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The Failure of America's Foreign Wars Paperback – February, 1997
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"The failure of America's foreign wars has been the vry freedoms they sought to preserve. For a wide audience, these collected essays summarize the historical revisionism which has gradually exposed the propaganda, lies, and myths that led America into World Wars I and II. As true libertarians know, war has ever been the health of the state. In our own time, it is clear that wars, hot and cold, have been responsible for the enormous taxes, deficits, and governmental spending that have created the welfare-warfare state so beloved by the social engineers and economic planners of the federal bureaucracy. If foreign wars have been America's chief failure, its great success has been the historic peace and freedoms, the individual liberties and responsibility, to which we must now return. All this, and more, the editors and contributors point out well and clearly in their valuable collection of original articles and book reviews." -- Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, State University of New York at Albany
About the Author
Jacob G. Hornberger (co-editor) is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia. His editorials have appeared in the Washington Post; Las Vegas Tribune Journal; Charlotte Observer; and others.
Top Customer Reviews
Culled mostly from the pages of "Freedom Daily", no punches are pulled as even "good" wars such as World War II are subjected to withering critiques: bashing the fire-bombing of Dresden, the use of atomic bombs against Japan and post-war repatriations.
This book is a must-have for your personal library if you are interested in defending a strict, non-interventionist foreign policy from a moral and practical standpoint. No other book covers such a range of conflicts so well.
So why three stars?
The content was 4 1/2 stars, the individual writers were 5 stars, but it did seem to be repetitive and I found myself skipping and jumping back to different spots. I guess with this type of compilation that is not a terrible thing but for me annoying. That said I would recommend the content but for me the style was so -so.
In a nut shell.. we were lied to about our entry into WWll. . We knew about Pearl Harbor well in advance. let Stalin dupe us into participating in a whole alternate holocaust. with millions of deaths.... (Allied and Soviet citizens perished ) millions of POW Russians perished . We had to hide our participation. To help hide this we let him keep 100,000 Allied soldiers...and they were sent to a fate worse than death..40,000 of these were American.
Of course, Johnson lied about Viet Nam ..and the Gulf of Tonkin .incident .. that was a no brainer....and if one digs deeply enough they will see that the military industrial complex set in motion the actions that killed Kennedy.(not necessarily in this book ) They helped Stalin develop the nuclear bomb .with uranium and technological secrets ..(lend lease) ..
The biggest tragedy of all is that history, real history, is not taught in our schools. Well fed and well paid professors make good money to shovel pure manure to the minds of our students.
This book and Jacob Hornberger's organization , The Future of Freedom Foundation should be upheld in all of our learning institutions and all students in America should have mandatory reading of the contents.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great explanation of how the US strayed from the foreign policies envisioned by the founders and the effects on our country - huge beauracracies, loss of freedom, and excess... Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Tom Skaar
Affords and understanding of, and appreciation for the days before the U.S. became a great power and an international bully. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by K. R. Mudgeon