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Book Reviews
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The Mission
by Dana Priest
review by James Fallows

The Fall of Yugoslavia
by Misha Glenny
review by Nebojsa Malic

Another Century of War?
by Gabriel Kolko
review by Milton Batiste

The First Casualty
by Phillip Knightley
review by John Pilger

Jarhead – A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
by Anthony Swofford
review by Michiko Kakutani

How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
by Warren Zimmerman
review by Walter Russell Mead

Iraq under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War
by Anthony Arnove
review by Tanweer Akram

War Plan Iraq – Ten Reasons Against War on Iraq
by Milan Rai
review by Stephanie Coop

Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World
by Ivan Eland
review by Lawrence Korb

Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and The Wars for Vietnam
by Lloyd Gardner
review by Ted Galen Carpenter

Present Dangers
by Robert Kagan & William Kristol
review by Christopher Montgomery

Mobilizing for Modern War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1865–1919
by Paul Koistinen
review by Richard Gamble

Storm on the Horizon
by Justus Doenecke
review by Ralph Raico
Out Now: A Participant's Account of the American Movement Against the Vietnam War
by Fred Halstead
review by Justin Raimondo

The Roosevelt Myth
by John T. Flynn
review by Thomas Woods

Searching Jenin
Edited by Ramzy Baroud
reviewed by
Ramzy Baroud
review by Ilan Pappe

by Chalmers Johnson
review by
Joseph Stromberg
review by
Justin Raimondo

Defend America First
by Garet Garrett
Edited by Bruce Ramsey
review by Justin Raimondo
by Bruce Ramsey

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
review by Chalmers Johnson
review by
William O'Rourke

A Republic Not An Empire
by Pat Buchanan
review by
Joseph Stromberg
review by
Justin Raimondo

Butter and Guns: America's Cold War Economic Diplomacy
by Diane Kunz
review by Michael Adamson

Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
by Étienne de la Boétie
review by Joseph Stromberg

Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left
by Ronald Radosh
review by Joseph Stromberg

In the Shadow of War: The United States Since the 1930s
by Michael S. Sherry
review by Westley Allen Riddle

Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill – The Shocking Truth Revealed
by John Costello
review by Richard Ebeling

Dependent on D.C.: The Rise of Federal Control over the Lives of Ordinary Americans
by Charlotte Twight
review by James Payne

Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War of Ideas Against the West
by Stephen Koch
review by Richard Ebeling

In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign against Competition, 1918-1938
by Butler Shaffer
review by Richard Wilcke

War is a Racket
by Gen. Smedley Butler
review by Butler Shaffer

Death by Government
by R. J. Rummel
review by Richard Ebeling

The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb
by John Ray Skates
review by Richard Ebeling

Laogai – The Chinese Gulag
by Hongda Harry Wu
review by Richard Ebeling

by Paul Johnson
Chapter One

The New Rulers of the World
by John Pilger
review by Richard Wall

Omnipotent Government
by Ludwig von Mises
review by David Gordon

Burying Caesar
by Graham Stewart
review by Christopher Montgomery

Republican Empire: Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government
by Karl-Friedrich Walling
review by Richard Sylla

Arms, Politics, and the Economy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Edited by Robert Higgs
Independent Institute Review

From the Outside In: World War II and the American State
by Bartholomew H. Sparrow
review by Jonathan Bean

East and West: China, Power, and the Future of Asia
by Christopher Patten
review by Christopher Lingle

Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American "Neutrality" in World War II
by Nicholas John Cull
review by Justus Doenecke

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
review by
Christopher  Caldwell
review by
Richard Ebeling

Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939–1944
by Thomas E. Mahl
review by Justus Doenecke
review by
Richard Ebeling

The New Dealers' War
by Thomas Fleming
review by Justin Raimondo
review by
Richard Ebeling

Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Churchill’s Arm, Evaded the Law & Changed the Role of the American Presidency
by Robert Shogan
review by Richard Ebeling

The Origins and Demise of South African Apartheid: A Public Choice Analysis
by Anton Lowenberg & William Kaempfer
review by Walter Williams

All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
by Henry Mayer
review by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era
by Paul Craig Roberts
Independent Institute Review

Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor
by Edward Beach
review by Richard Ebeling

Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union
by Scott Shane
review by Yuri Maltsev

The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State
by John Torpey
review by Richard Ebeling

Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn
Edited by Gregory Pavlik
review by Richard Ebeling

Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World since 1776
by Walter McDougall
review by Ralph Raico

The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment
by Ted Galen Carpenter
review by Jonathan Kwitny

The Political Economy of NATO: Past, Present and into the 21st Century
by Todd Sandler & Keith Hartley
review by Ivan Eland

For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush
by Christopher Andrew
review by Craig Cobaine

The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
by John Denson
review by David Gordon

The Golden Age
by Gore Vidal
review by Justin Raimondo

Conceived in Liberty
by Murray Rothbard
review by Robert Klassen

To Afghanistan and Back
by Ted Rall
review from

Hungry Ghosts
by Jasper Becker
review by Bryan Caplan

Autocratic Tradition and Chinese Politics
by Zhengyuan Fu
review by Bryan Caplan

Socialism and War
by Fredrich Hayek
review by David Gordon

Reassessing the Presidency
by John Denson
review by David Gordon

War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know
by William Rivers Pitt & Scott Ritter
review by Milton Batiste

The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power
by Max Boot
review by Writers' Representatives

Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a New Century
by Eric Nordlinger
review by Doug Bandow

The Strange Death of American Liberalism
by H.W. Brands
review by Joseph Stromberg
Multiple-Book Reviews by Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List, Part OneWar, Peace, and the State
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List, Part TwoGaret Garrett on Empire
Lysander Spooner and Foreign PolicyRaimondo on Rothbard and Rothbard on Everything
Tom Paine on War, Governments, and TradeHarry Elmer Barnes: Progressive and Revisionist
The Writings of Richard M. Weaver
on Civilization, Ontology, and War
The Under-Appreciated Robert Nisbet,
Conservative Sociologist
Frank Chodorov: A Libertarian's LibertarianGustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Charles Austin Beard:
The Historian as American Nationalist
William Appleman Williams:
Premier New Left Revisionist
Felix Morley: An Old-fashioned RepublicanWalter Karp: War Critic and Republican Theorist
Murray N. Rothbard on States, War, and Peace,
Part One
Louis Bromfield:
Farmer, Novelist, and Cold War Critic
Murray N. Rothbard on States, War, and Peace,
Part Two
John Taylor of Caroline,
Federalism, and Empire
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