Ivan Eland


Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute and regular contributor to Antiwar.com, discusses the U.S. fight for diplomatic leverage in Afghanistan, why extreme militarization signals the final stage of empire, the many tragedies created by Democrats acting tough and why we need a president like Eisenhower who won’t jump headfirst into every foreign conflict.

MP3 here. (21:48)

Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow at the The Independent Institute and a regular Antiwar.com columnist. He is the author of Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed, Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World.

5 thoughts on “Ivan Eland”

  1. Would that be the 'Reporting for duty' Kerry, or the 'Who will be the last person to die for a mistake' Kerry? (Rhetorical Q)

  2. I seriously doubt it was "fear of the Republican Right" that kept O in Afghanistan. "Fear of the MIC" and "fear of the Israel lobby" maybe. Or more likely he really believes in the warfare state too.

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