From the peeps over at the Mises Institute: https://mises.org/library/anarcho-pacifism-leo-tolstoy
Scott Horton interviews Andrew Bacevich about the new Quincy Institute, which is “trying to bring support from the left and right together in opposition to foreign intervention. Funded by both George Soros and Charles Koch, the institute will seek to supplant the current bipartisan consensus that America must be the world’s police force with a more reasonable one that will not lead to the deaths of millions and the squandering of trillions of dollars from the productive economy.”
Funded by Soros and the Koch brothers? Hm…..
John Carmody served as a 2nd Lieutenant Platoon Commander in Vietnam from 1967-68, in an area called Leatherneck Square, nestled near the DMZ. He talks about the “unbridled brutality of war” and explains why it is “a sick process.” He also talks to us about his work with PeaceTrees Vietnam, his thoughts on PTSD and Just War Theory, and how he came to be the Founder and Director of the Center for Christian Nonviolence.
- Silver Star (The only medals that are more prestigious than the Silver Star are the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Read his commendation below.)
- Purple Heart w/2*
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Presidential Unit Citation
- Meritorious Unit Commendation
- National Defense Service Medal
- Viet Nam Serice Medal
- Viet Nam Campaign Medal
Thanks to one of our readers, Robert, for the heads up about this!
Tom Woods did a podcast on the Just War Theory, interviewing author Laurie Calhoun, author of War and Delusion: A Critical Examination (Twenty-first Century Perspectives on War, Peace, and Human Conflict).
Calhoun: “The theory has no content…It is vacuous…If you examine it…you find that in fact [the criteria] tend to be platitudinous and they are used rhetorically by leaders to support their cause for war.”
Indeed, the JWT is used to justify, not limit, war — and it has been that way for centuries.
Vatican Radio Podcast: Pope Benedict XV and His Pursuit of Peace