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Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11

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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, 274 pages
Published October 28th 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.
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Robert Higgs is an American economic historian and economist combining material from Public Choice, the New Institutional economics, and the Austrian school of economics; and a libertarian anarchist in political and legal theory and public policy. His writings in economics and economic history have most often focused on the causes, means, and effects of government power and growth.
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