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Sep 24, 1981

A History of Foreign Policy from a Libertarian Perspective

Leonard Liggio is currently the Executive Vice President of Academics at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Institute for Humane Studies, and a Research Professor at George Mason University’s School of Law.

In this lecture from a Laissez-Faire Supper Club meeting in 1981, Liggio gives a history of foreign policy beginning in England during the Enlightenment and spanning all the way up to the Cold War. He makes the case that government intervention abroad through the centuries has been just as disastrous and has been fraught with just as many unintended consequences as government intervention in domestic policy.