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May 31, 2003 - A



Liberty, War & Politics


We Were Right
by Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, May 30, 2003

About Iraq.
"It's as elemental as protecting their women and their children. As simple as the concepts of dignity and honor. As central to the human persona as personal pride. No wonder the bureaucrats in the Pentagon and their neoconservative amen corner don't get it: it's too simple, too human, too beneath their notice..."

Pro-Constitution, anti-Patriot
By Renee Tawa, latimes.com, May 28, 2003

"Arcata's defiance of an anti-terrorism law -- led by a freshman councilman -- is at the forefront of a trend."

The Blessings of Deflation
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Mises.org, May 30, 2003

"...For the same reason that deflation is a good thing, rising prices during a recession are the worst possible thing, because they provide a disincentive to save and invest for the future. They encourage present consumption and thereby gut the capital base necessary for future growth. They prolong suffering in every way."

Patriotism, Mom, and the Bums
by Joseph Sobran, www.sobran.com, May 15, 2003

Discusses natural affection for your homeland.

"A lot of people assume that patriotism means supporting any war your government chooses to get into..."

"...a common deformity of patriotism — the way love for your own country can turn into hatred of other people’s countries."


A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess
by Bernard Weiner, CounterPunch.org, May 28, 2003

"...the National Security Strategy -- promulgated by the Bush Administration in September 2002 -- now included attacking possible future competitors first, assuming regional hegemony by force of arms, controlling energy resources around the globe, maintaining a permanent-war strategy, etc."

"...It's all talked about openly by the neoconservatives of the Project for the New American Century -- who now are in charge of America's military and foreign policy -- and published as official U.S. doctrine in the National Security Strategy of the United States of America."