25 years ago in reason


"For 35 years the United States has sought to deter a repeat North Korean invasion. It's now time to turn that responsibility over to the South Koreans. A withdrawal would still allow the United States to maintain a significant presence in the Pacific, if desired. But dropping this commitment, and thus the potential for unnecessary military involvement, would increase our own security." 

'"Doug Bandow, "Does Korea Need Us Now?"

"Most of the peoples of the world keep nutritional want at bay. But in some places, efficient and dependable methods for producing and distributing food have not taken hold. In almost all cases today, the reason can be traced to one root: politics. The heavy hand of the state is prominent in nearly every famine of the last 50 years."

'"Karl Zinsmeister, "All the Hungry People"

'"June 1988