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by Robert Higgs

War is often costly both to the nation and to individual liberties. Most libertarians are skeptical of war or see it as a necessary evil.


War on Terror

by John Mueller

The “war on terror” began in response the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. In its efforts to curtail terrorism, it has threatened individual liberties.


War Powers

by Gene Healy

The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.


Welfare State

by Michael D. Tanner

Most modern democratic states are welfare states, or those that attempt to provide services to citizens through coercive wealth redistribution.