A Long Overdue Debate

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The Washington Post has an article drawing attention to conservative/libertarian objections to U.S. Empire: A Debate Over U.S. ‘Empire’ Builds in Unexpected Circles. Could Rothbard’s point about the impossibility of a limited government Empire finally be hitting the mainstream?

“For ideological conservatives, the United States’ vast global commitments should pose a difficult philosophical dilemma, [Cato’s] Preble said. ‘You cannot be for a system of limited government at home and for maintaining military garrisons all over the world,’ he said.”

9:57 am on August 11, 2003