Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11
by Robert Higgs
Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch for incompetence and moral blindness. Analyses of both wars and the crisis following 9/11 portray the conflicts as opportunities for special interests to entrench...more
ebook, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Independent Institute
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Robert Higgs has command of the essay, and sound principles to boot, which 'opinionators' in the mainstream press don't possess. I laughed when he termed Tom Ridge a nonentity, in describing the bloat of excuses for expanding the surveillance regime so favored by Dems and Reps alike. Higgs reminds us why the notion of 'electoral salvation' is dangerous; let the buyer--nay, voter--beware.