Opposing the Crusader State: Alternatives to Global Interventionism

Overview

Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans’ interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat potential enemies far from American shores, or to engage in democratic nation building. Earlier, however, non-interventionism was widely considered more desirable and...

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Overview

Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans’ interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat potential enemies far from American shores, or to engage in democratic nation building. Earlier, however, non-interventionism was widely considered more desirable and more consistent with the principles of the American Revolution. The authors argue for a return to these original American mores.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598130133
  • Publisher: Independent Institute, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,410,086
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Higgs is a senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and an editor of The Independent Review. He has edited numerous scolarly volumes and is the author of several books, including Against Leviathan; Crisis and Leviathan; Depression, War, and Cold War; and Resurgence of the Warfare State. His popular articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications, and he has appeared on ABC, CNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, and NPR. Carl P. Close is the academic affairs director for the Independent Institute and an assistant editor of The Independent Review. He is the coeditor of The Challenge of Liberty and Re-Thinking Green and has contributed to The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Table of Contents


Introduction   Robert Higgs   Carl P. Close     ix
American Noninterventionism     1
Imperialism, Noninterventionism, and Revolution: Opponents of the Modern American Empire   Joseph R. Stromberg     3
New Deal Nemesis: The "Old Right" Jeffersonians   Sheldon Richman     43
On the Brink of World War II: Justus Doeneke's Storm on the Horizon   Ralph Raico     97
The Republican Road Not Taken: The Foreign Policy Vision of Robert A. Taft   Michael T. Hayes     105
The Case Against Nation Building     125
The Prospects for Democracy in High-Violence Societies   James L. Payne     127
Does Nation Building Work?   James L. Payne     139
Did The United States Create Democracy in Germany?   James L. Payne     153
A Matter of Small Consequence: U. S. Foreign Policy and the Tragedy of East Timor   Jerry K. Sweeney     169
Debating the Democratic Peace     183
Democracy and War   Ted Galen Carpenter     185
Democracy and War: Reply   R. J. Rummel     193
Democracy and War: Rejoinder   Ted Galen Carpenter     201
Stealing and Killing: A Property-Rights Theory of Mass Murder   Stephen W. Carson     203
Free Trade as a Peace Strategy     221
Commerce, Markets, and Peace: Richard Cobden's Enduring Lessons   Edward P. Stringham     223
The Diffusion of Prosperity and Peace by Globalization   Erich Weede     237
About the Editors and Contributors     263
Index     267
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