the libertarian contrarian

Robert Pape’s presentation addressed a fundamental failure of the “War on Terror” — we are producing more terrorists than we are killing. The argument he lays out in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It centers on occupations as the primary driver of suicide terrorism. By thoroughly examining all suicide attacks carried out from 1980-present day, through the Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism, Pape concludes that military occupations engender many motives for terrorism — atrocities that produce desire for revenge, environments in which ordinary people can become heros and increased religious participation to deal with the psychological effects of oppression.

Professor Miron on the remedy for our deficit.

Highlights of Ron Paul’s subcommittee on Monetary Policy!