Foreign Policy

Does This Mean War? Libertarian Foreign Policy Gets Real(ist)

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Jason Keisling

Anti-interventionism and isolationism aren't the same thing. A preference for peace is far from a refusal to engage the world or to defend your own interests. That said, libertarians harbor a range of opinions on when the use of force is right, and when it's wrong. Dr. Ron Paul tells us that military interventions by the United States after World War II were unjustified. His son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) engages an age threatened by ISIS and wrestles with questions over when America should go to war.

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