Was The Lincoln Brigade That Fought In The Spanish Civil War in 1936 Justified? Yes.

From: J
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 2:38 PM
Subject: Lincoln Brigade

Wasn’t it (the Lincoln Brigade) founded, supported, at least partly, by the USSR? And that complicates matters even further in the scenario of your debate. Can a volunteer from a state,  funded by a different state financed by expropriation of THEIR populace, go fight in a 3rd state? If yes, how is that any different from any other war of aggression? Regards, J

From: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:56 PM
Subject: RE: Lincoln Brigade

Dear J:

Good point. I think that if a different government instigates this, then all bets are off. It is now an act of war on the part of that government. It is no longer in the category of the Lincoln Brigade, which I think is compatible with libertarianism (abstracting the fact that they fought for communism)

Best regards,



7:39 am on August 28, 2019