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Will Hungary and Poland be the Next Victims of US/EU Regime Change?

18 days ago

Not even the US’s ostensible allies can escape. NATO members Hungary and Poland were called “totalitarian regimes” by Biden because the two countries have run afoul of the West’s ruling elite. Original Article: “Will Hungary and Poland be the Next Victims of US/EU Regime Change?​​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. …

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Will Hungary and Poland be the Next Victims of US/EU Regime Change?

26 days ago

No country is safe from the Eye of Sauron that is the modern-day American national security state. Even some of the US’s ostensible allies can’t escape its all-seeing eye. Hungary and Poland, both members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), have faced significant criticism from the chattering classes of DC and Brussels in recent …

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Don’t Expect Foreign Policy Experts to be Held Accountable for Afghanistan

October 18, 2021

Until there’s a new foreign policy class informed by an outlook of restraint, no kind of punishment or demotion of those who prosecuted the bungled wars of the past few decades should be expected. Original Article: “Don’t Expect Foreign Policy Experts to be Held Accountable for Afghanistan” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by …

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The US’s Fantastical Foreign Policy: Sowing the Seeds of Failure

October 16, 2021

After 9/11, the security establishment was giddy about embarking on a global democratic crusade against any nation that did not submit to the US’s liberal hegemonic order. Original Article: “The US’s Fantastical Foreign Policy: Sowing the Seeds of Failure” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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Don’t Expect Foreign Policy Experts to be Held Accountable for Afghanistan

October 13, 2021

Can America’s self-styled foreign policy experts be expected to learn from the failures of the latest misadventure in Afghanistan? If history is an indicator, there’s little reason to believe the foreign policy blob will learn the error of their ways. The horrific events of 9/11 inevitably brought the US back to Afghanistan, but this time …

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The Roots of the Afghanistan War

October 12, 2021

While the US was able to give the Soviets a bloody nose by pouring billions into the mujahideen, it’s undeniable the US created a Frankenstein’s monster that ended up turning on its creator. Original Article: “The Roots of the Afghanistan War” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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The US’s Fantastical Foreign Policy: Sowing the Seeds of Failure

October 11, 2021

The 1980s were a kind decade for the United States when it came to its ability to project military power. Coming off the heels of decisive interventions in Grenada and Panama and devastating punitive actions against Libya and Iran, the US’s confidence was gradually restored after its humiliating withdrawal from Vietnam in the 1970s. The …

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The Roots of the Afghanistan War

October 8, 2021

After completing a controversial withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August, the United States is facing valid questions about the legitimacy of its foreign escapades launched in the last twenty years under the banner of fighting terrorism. It would be wishful thinking to assume that the architects of the prolonged occupation of Afghanistan recognize the error …

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What Texas’s Unilateral Immigration Policy Tells Us about Washington

September 16, 2021

What we’re beginning to see is policy ghettoization, wherein states pass laws that the most fervent activists on the left and right, respectively, cannot enact at the federal level. Original Article: “What Texas’s Unilateral Immigration Policy Tells Us about Washington” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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What Texas’s Unilateral Immigration Policy Tells Us about Washington

September 7, 2021

Could Texas usher in a uniquely decentralized approach to immigration? Texas governor Greg Abbott recently embarked on a unique policy drive to have the state government lead the charge on immigration policy. It’s no secret that talks of immigration evoke powerful emotions on both sides—another indication of the elevated levels of polarization present in the …

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As the Political Divide Grows, It Makes Sense to Redraw State Boundaries

August 28, 2021

In the coming decade of heightened political tension, cartographers may have to make serious adjustments to the borders of several American states. The American left’s desire to micromanage activities ranging from people defending themselves to relying on cheap, nonrenewable energy sources has provoked a significant backlash. And it’s not just manifesting itself in the form …

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Canada’s Left Is Pushing Some Albertans To See the Benefits of Secession

July 26, 2021

Talks of separatism are not just limited to the United States. When Canada is brought up in political discourse, it’s usually done to juxtapose its relative stability to the US. Often portrayed as the tamer, more socially stable version of the US, Canada has become a darling of American progressives. Even some American celebrities, caught …

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Why America’s Oligarchs Are Moving Left

July 7, 2021

Wokeness may now be a public relations strategy—a method of appealing to the moral sensibilities of the upper-middle-class woke American consumer.  Original Article: “Why America’s Oligarchs Are Moving Left” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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Why America’s Oligarchs Are Moving Left

June 12, 2021

These days it’s not your typical latte-sipping millennials who are going woke. Taking a stroll around America’s largest metro areas will have one believe social justice is the latest fad that’s sweeping across corporate boardrooms. Much has been written about woke capital—businesses’ recent pivot to signal their affinity for leftist movements—and what it means for …

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America Still Loves the Warfare State

June 8, 2021

The difficulty Trump encountered in trying to even slightly scale back American military schemes shows just how far Americans are from abandoning the idea that the United States is the indispensable nation entitled to fight wars always and everywhere.  Original Article: “America Still Loves the Warfare State” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by …

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America Still Loves the Warfare State

May 29, 2021

The Biden administration’s announcement in mid-April to withdraw American troops looks like a positive first step in the right direction in ending America’s longest military conflict to date. Undoubtedly, questions remain about the sincerity of such a withdrawal, and whether there will still be a residual military presence left over under the cloak of “counterterrorism” or …

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The Ruling Class Only Cares about Democracy When It Helps Them

May 4, 2021

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan once remarked that ”[d]emocracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.” Say what you want about the Turkish president and his extravagant political ambitions, but Erdogan’s statement reveals an uncomfortable truth about the present state of democracy in the West. Irrespective of the political …

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

April 26, 2021

From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform. Original Article: “Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

April 21, 2021

Can political polarization be used for good? The average political commentator often argues that unity is the highest virtue for any polity. Polarization is constantly lamented and is perceived as a sign of a deteriorating political environment. In fairness, a polarized political climate is not exactly hospitable toward productive political discourse. Against the backdrop of a …

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Government Property Is Sacred. Your Property? Not So Much.

April 19, 2021

The government tantrum over the Capitol riot has shown that the regime sees its own property as sacrosanct. Your private property, on the other hand, is completely expendable and of no importance whatsoever.  Original Article: “Government Property Is Sacred. Your Property? Not So Much.​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated …

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Government Property Is Sacred. Your Property? Not So Much.

April 9, 2021

In light of the government’s response to the January 6 storming of the Capitol, anyone with a sense of political sanity can no longer argue that the war on terror is separate from American domestic affairs. US imperialism came full circle on January 20, 2021, when Washington, DC, was subject to military occupation during Joe Biden’s inaugural …

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Gun Laws and Decentralization: Lessons from “Constitutional Carry”

April 6, 2021

Forty years ago, the US had almost no legal concealed carry. Then over just a few decades, eighteen states adopted full-blown “constitutional carry” provisions, with many other states adopting concealed carry provisions as well.  Original Article: “Gun Laws and Decentralization: Lessons from “Constitutional Carry”” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated …

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Gun Laws and Decentralization: Lessons from “Constitutional Carry”

March 27, 2021

Few political movements can boast of success like the firearms movement in the United States. Often overlooked is how before the 1980s there was no concept of licensed, let alone unlicensed, concealed carry in the overwhelming majority of the country. The sole exception was Vermont, which through an idiosyncratic state supreme court decision in 1903 has had …

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It’s Time for the US to Withdraw from Korea

March 18, 2021

Pulling troops out of South Korea is an important step in changing the conversation on American foreign policy, which is swamped in platitudes of promoting missionary enterprises abroad and finding new bogeymen to confront.  Original Article: “It’s Time for the US to Withdraw from Korea” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. …

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It’s Time for the US to Withdraw from Korea

March 11, 2021

America’s military footprint abroad is unmatched in human history. With more than eight hundred military bases in over seventy countries across the globe, the US is in an ideal position to carry out all sorts of imperial adventures, though the emerging multipolarity on the world stage with the rise of Russia and China has thrown several wrenches …

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The Idea of Secession Isn’t Going Away

February 22, 2021

Secession is a four-letter word for the millions of Americans who have gone through the conventional educational pipeline that teaches them that the American state is indivisible and sacrosanct. However, intellectually honest historians whose minds haven’t been warped by educational institutions know better than to dismiss secessionism as some nefarious activity that only treasonous Southerners of …

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Beware the Troop-Withdrawal Bait and Switch

January 20, 2021

Foreign policy apparatchiks are adept at gaslighting the public into believing they’re bringing troops back home when in reality they’re either shifting troops around or just biding their time until a new round of “boots on the ground.” Original Article: “Beware the Troop-Withdrawal Bait and Switch​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher …

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