David T. Beito


Please ignore the false ending at 18:15 or so. The interview continues for another segment and is nearly 28 minutes in total.

David T. Beito, Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Professor of History at the University of Alabama, discusses why the US government debt crisis will force conservatives to choose between tax increases and cutting the Pentagon’s budget; the small victories and many failures of the long-departed Anti-Imperialist League; William Graham Sumner’s must-read 1899 speech “The Conquest of the United States by Spain;” William Jennings Bryan’s lone antiwar voice in the Wilson administration; Ralph Raico’s ironically-titled book Great Wars and Great Leaders; and why the Come Home America Left-Right antiwar coalition is our best chance for peace.

MP3 here. (27:52)

David T. Beito is a Professor of History at the University of Alabama and keeps the blog Liberty and Power at the History News Network. He is co-author with Linda Royce Beito of the book Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power, and author of From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, and Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression.


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