The Failure of America's Foreign Wars

The Failure of America's Foreign Wars

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ISBN-13: 9780964044760
Publisher: Future of Freedom Foundation, The
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxiii
1.Dismantling America's Military Empire1
2.Foreign Policy and Foreign Wars5
3.The Power to Declare War--Who Speaks for the Constitution?11
4.The Case for an America First Foreign Policy21
5.Conscription41
6.Patriotism45
7.The Conquest of the United States by Spain (1898)49
8.American Foreign Policy--The Turning Point, 1898-191953
9.World War I and the Great Departure81
10.The Roots of World War II89
11.The Causes and Consequences of World War II93
12.The Much-Coveted World War II105
13.The America First Committee109
14.Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Churchill's Arm, Evaded the Law and Changed the Role of the American Presidency115
15.December 7, 1941: The Infamy of FDR119
16.Pearl Harbor: The Controversy Continues125
17.Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor131
18.Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War?135
19.A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor139
20.Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt into World War II143
21.Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill--The Shocking Truth Revealed147
22.Covering the Map of the World--The Half-Century Legacy of the Yalta Conference151
23.Repatriation--The Dark Side of World War II199
24.Killing Noncombatants233
25.Dresden: Time to Say We're Sorry237
26.Conserving and Destroying241
27.The War Crimes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki245
28.The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb247
29.A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Eastern European Germans, 1944-1950251
30.What President Clinton Should Have Said to the Japanese257
31.The Consequences of World War II263
32.World War II and the Triumph of Keynesianism269
33.World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex275
34.World War II--Our Tragic Legacy281
35.The Vietnam War289
36.Dying for Freedom in Panama295
37.Panama and the Canal: Children of American Imperialism and Socialism299
38.War for Peace in the Middle East303
39.Down a Slippery Slope of Kuwaiti Oil309
40.Omnipotent Government and the Persian Gulf War319
41.Players and Pawns: The Persian Gulf War321
42.Nationalism and Classical Liberalism327
43.Nationalism: Its Nature and Consequences331
44.National Conflicts, Market Liberalism, and Social Peace337
45.Social Conflict, Self-Determination, and the Boundaries of the State343
46.Practicing the Principle of Freedom--At Home and Abroad349
47.The Most Dreaded Enemy of Liberty355
About the Authors357
About the Publisher363
Bibliography365
Index375

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