Jacob Sullum on Ron Paul's Challenge to Mindless Militarism


Reporters routinely describe Ron Paul's foreign policy views as "isolationist" because he opposes the promiscuous use of military force. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says that is like calling him a recluse because he tries to avoid fistfights. The implicit assumption that violence is the only way to interact with the world, Sullum argues, shows why Paul's perspective is desperately needed in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.