Scott Horton Interviews Sheldon Richman

Scott Horton, May 31, 2011

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Sheldon Richman, senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his opinion piece “After Bin Laden?” on NJToday.net; why Memorial Day is a good time to read revisionist history and reject war glorification; how an interventionist foreign policy self-perpetuates; and why WWII isn’t the good vs. evil morality tale it’s commonly perceived as.

MP3 here. (23:00)

Sheldon Richman is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, and serves as senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of FFF’s award-winning book Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families; Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax; and FFF’s newest book Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State.

Calling for the abolition, not the reform, of public schooling. Separating School & State has become a landmark book in both libertarian and educational circles. In his column in the Financial Times, Michael Prowse wrote: “I recommend a subversive tract, Separating School & State by Sheldon Richman of the Cato Institute, a Washington think tank… . I also think that Mr. Richman is right to fear that state education undermines personal responsibility…”

Mr. Richman’s articles on population, federal disaster assistance, international trade, education, the environment, American history, foreign policy, privacy, computers, and the Middle East have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Scholar, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Times, Insight, Cato Policy Report, Journal of Economic Development, The Freeman, The World & I, Reason, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Middle East Policy, Liberty magazine, and other publications. He is a contributor to the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics.

A former newspaper reporter and former senior editor at the Cato Institute, Mr. Richman is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

3 Responses to “Sheldon Richman”

  1. Why did Korea happen?

    Korea happened, because Stalin wanted to bring the US back to war. The Soviet Union had the opportunity to veto the Korea resolution in the UN Security Council. They didn't. The Soviet envoy to the UN at the time wanted to veto the Korea resolution, but was expressly forbidden by Stalin.

  2. Stalin was smooth operator.

  3. Well, that was rather uplifiting.

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