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Robert Higgs: Money for Nothing, or Worse

Monday, 29 August 2005, 3:26 pm | Robert Higgs

Suppose you picked up your Wall Street Journal one morning and saw an article on the front page with the following set of headlines: “Ford Reports Its Current Models Have Been Bigger Busts than the Edsel; Ford Stock Soars 500 Percent; Investors Dancing ... More >>

What Does The Leaked Mea Culpa on Iraq Portend?

Monday, 22 August 2005, 3:07 pm | Robert Higgs

In the dreary march of no-news stories about the war in Iraq, little changes from day to day, or even from month to month or from year to year. The killing continues relentlessly, almost monotonously; More >>

Fear: The Foundation of Every Government's Power

Friday, 20 May 2005, 12:23 am | Robert Higgs

All animals experience fear—human beings, perhaps, most of all. Any animal incapable of fear would have been hard pressed to survive, regardless of its size, speed, or other attributes. Fear alerts us to dangers that threaten our well-being and sometimes ... More >>

Higgs: How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 10:29 am | Robert Higgs

Joseph Stalin is famously said to have asked an adviser, dismissively, “How many divisions does the Pope have?” Had the adviser possessed greater courage, he might have replied: “How many does he need?” More >>

Robert Higgs: A Template for the U.S. War in Iraq

Monday, 14 March 2005, 11:55 am | Robert Higgs

The composition of a coherent historical narrative is no easy task. Fortunately, the aspiring historian of the current U.S. war in Iraq can draw upon earlier narratives to ease the burden, merely substituting a word here and there in order to make the ... More >>

Robert Higgs: Bush's New Defense Budget

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 12:27 am | Robert Higgs

When the Bush administration released its budget for fiscal year 2006 recently, the news media, as usual, had a tough time in making sense of the government’s proposals for defense spending. More >>

F.D. Roosevelt & G.W.Bush: Unsettling Similarities

Tuesday, 25 January 2005, 12:44 am | Robert Higgs

In view of the ideological chasm that seems to separate the admirers of Franklin D. Roosevelt from those of George W. Bush, one might suppose that these two presidents exhibited completely different character and conduct, yet a close examination reveals ... More >>

Robert Higgs: The Iraq War, A Catastrophic Success

Thursday, 23 December 2004, 4:25 pm | Robert Higgs

On the campaign trail last October, Vice President Dick Cheney created a small stir when, speaking of the Iraq war, he declared: ''I think it has been a remarkable success story to date when you look at what has been accomplished overall.'' More >>

Robert Higgs: An Offer You Would Have Refused

Thursday, 28 October 2004, 11:31 am | Robert Higgs

Would you have bought into the Iraq War if George W. Bush had made you an honest offer? This question is a revealing variant of one that people often ask and answer: ''Is the war worth its price?'' More >>

Benefits and Costs of the U.S. Govt. War Making

Friday, 8 October 2004, 12:59 am | Robert Higgs

In 1795, James Madison observed that ''of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. . . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual ... More >>

Robert Higgs: US War Crimes In Iraq & Afghanistan?

Monday, 31 May 2004, 1:00 pm | Robert Higgs

After World War II, the U.S. government, in cooperation with the governments of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France, established an International Military Tribunal to bring to justice the leaders of the European Axis regimes. More >>

The Crimes at Abu Ghraib Are Not the Worst

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 3:16 pm | Robert Higgs

Recent days have been hectic ones for the Supreme Rulers in Washington, D.C. President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld have ceased their accustomed swaggering, put on their most somber faces, and issued one apology after another ... More >>

Can Bullets and Bombs Establish Justice in Iraq?

Tuesday, 13 April 2004, 11:49 am | Robert Higgs

President George W. Bush has said on many occasions that he seeks to ''bring to justice'' those responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States. More >>

Robert Higgs: Is Bush Unhinged?

Friday, 26 March 2004, 11:04 am | Robert Higgs

Before you conclude that I myself must be unhinged even to raise such a question, ask yourself this: If a man talks as if he has lost contact with reality, then might he actually have done so? More >>

Robert Higgs: Taking Stock One Year After The War

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 9:45 am | Robert Higgs

One year ago the United States unleashed its armed forces in an invasion of Iraq. Prior to the invasion, the Bush administration offered a variety of justifications for launching it and defended its war plan against critics who claimed that a U.S. ... More >>




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