Sheldon Richman on the Boomerang Theory of Freedom-Destroying Policies


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The late Chalmers Johnson, the great analyst of the American empire, warned that if Americans didn't give up the empire, they would come to live under it. We've had many reasons to take his warning seriously; indeed, several important thinkers have furnished sound theoretical and empirical evidence for the proposition. Now come two scholars who advance our understanding of how an interventionist foreign policy eventually comes home. If libertarians needed further grounds for acknowledging that a distinctive libertarian foreign policy exists, writes Sheldon Richman, Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall at George Mason University have provided it.