Scott Horton Interviews Lew Rockwell

Scott Horton, August 26, 2011

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Lew Rockwell, founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, discusses why Ron Paul is the first real peace candidate for president since Eugene McCarthy in 1968; the prime importance of foreign policy, since waging imperial wars abroad inevitably harms liberty and prosperity at home; Paul’s bold challenge to Rick Santorum’s Iran warmongering in the Iowa debate; why the US unnecessarily provoked the Cold War and kept it going; why democratic wars fail to differentiate between soldiers and civilians (the people ARE the government, right?); ending the morality double standard that prohibits individuals from grave acts but allows the government to kill and steal; and Dick Cheney’s book promotion media tour, where he defends torture, regrets he couldn’t start a war with Syria, and laughs all the way to the bank.

MP3 here. (24:56)

Lew Rockwell is the founder and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California, and publisher of the political Web site LewRockwell.com. He is the author of The Left, The Right and The State and served as Ron Paul’s congressional chief of staff between 1978 and 1982. Check out his podcast show here.

10 Responses to “Lew Rockwell”

  1. Considering the headlines I just get from my fav left-leaning website (yes, I do like high blood pressure and facepalming in the morning – my doctor says "stop it"), Ron Paul is definitely the man to shoot down, quickly:

    "5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution — 'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics: He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that's just the start"

    Indeed, he also keeps a Darth Vader helmet at home.

  2. Representaive Ron Paul is the only alternative to more "wars of choice". Both Syria and Iran are both currently in the proverbial cross-hairs of the pro-war, pro-Israel crowd in Washington. Realistically, Ron Paul does not have a prayer of receiving the nomination from the Republican hawks who represent the oil, Israeli, gas and banking lobbies.

    Our co-opted media that functions as a ministry of propaganda for the administrations will ensure that Ron Paul is cast as an eccentric and therefore not to be taken seriously.

    This is sad commentary, but I'm afraid reflects the reality that we are doomed for more not less war.

  3. "'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics: He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that's just the start"

    Translation: He's anti-big government so he hates everyone. Brainless idiots.

    Looks like they forgot anti-poor.. Are there really this many simple-minded people out there?

  4. ". . . Realistically, Ron Paul does not have a prayer of receiving the nomination from the Republican hawks who represent the oil, Israeli, gas and banking lobbies. . . ." Well, there's a first time for everything. Let's hope this is one of them.

    The U.S. Government is broken. It's lawless at home and abroad. It's owned by every corporate lobbyist with a checkbook. Its
    "Middle East policy" is controlled by a certain Zionist entity in the Middle East.

    Who's the man who opposes this crap? Ron Paul.

  5. September is coming up and the Palestinians may declare statehood, so Israel just may start a new war to to sideline their bid at the UN. Can't declare a state if there's a big war going on and missiles are flying from Israel to Iran, Lebanon and vice versa. Israel may use this war as a pretext for a final solution to the Palestinian problem which would probably be mass expulsion to Jordan. Plenty of Israeli politicians have said that all of the Palestinians should just move to Jordan. We'll just have to wait and see.

  6. Have not listened yet have to sleep will tommorow but If Ron Paul loses It will just show how dumbed down American citizens have become.Even worse some now whats going on but as long as there ok they could care less.I belive there are alot of people awaking and do care about the illegal wars the lies and corruption the country beind destroyed and the fals flag on 9/11 and what happened in London the 7/7 fauls flag.The MSM don't give him attention but if people are to dumb to realize he is the man to become President that will stand for freedom and the constitution then they deserve what they will see happen.Its to bad if he don't sucssed his supporters are very suportive and love what he stands for.No other person running has the same good people stading behind them.See how they are saying things Ron has said for many years.They used to lauph at him now they copy him.His voting recored over the last 30 years speaks for its self no flip flopping like the rest.The rest are more of the same and are lieing like Obama.

  7. Sorry for not cheaking my speeling but you can see what I'm saying.People think he will just kick people of things like disability and welfare.He will stop giving money to countrys when America is broak.And will stop welfare but make iot so people are not starving or on the street.He is smart and has ways to properly implement his plans without leaving familys homeless unless they are to lazy to work.As far as disabeled people that can't work will not be left to die he is human and cares about whats right and would not do evil things like leave familys on the street with no chance to get a job or live.I strongly belive he will do whats right and moral but every person will make some mistakes no ones perfect unless its GOD.

  8. Hey Tonno,
    "5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution — 'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics: He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, …"
    Some of the charges in the article you cite are serious, both if you want to win support of a majority of Americans and if you are serious about liberty and limiting the power of politicians and the corporations behind them. He appears to support big gov't outlawing women freedom to decide of whether or not to have an abortion. He functions as a chump for big corporations– the same ones that fund both parties and benefit from US oil wars and empire–by supporting the redistribution of wealth through cutting the few scraps those of who are not rich actually get from the gov't (after they take out most of the $ to run an empire)- education, some unemployment, some healthcare. These companies have shut down and moved overseas most of our countries work, they pay little or no taxes compared with your average working folks and are rolling in the dough. In taking our scraps– that many depend on to feed their kids–is just a feudal corporate rule. Gov't intervention and socialism for the rich.

  9. interview was dope and got me more hooked on antiwar radio. i am completely off the grid, no TV, no talk radio, only alternative radio and media. excellent peace talk, especially the non-proliferation agreement. i would love to call in to these big talk shows and ask why Iran does not get to play with the big boys and ask them to source their facts like we source ours…. you think the FBI is reading this?

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