Scott Horton Interviews Sheldon Richman

Scott Horton, September 23, 2011

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Sheldon Richman, senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses how Palestinian statehood has been deferred and denied since Israel’s founding in 1948; Israel’s “facts on the ground” that are getting larger and more numerous by the day, making a Palestinian state untenable by design; Obama’s attempt to kill statehood without casting a veto and dropping the “honest broker” charade for good; and the different degrees of UN “promotion,” short of statehood, available through the Security Council and General Assembly.

MP3 here. (17:27)

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.

5 Responses to “Sheldon Richman”

  1. If peace were a prerequisite for U.N. membership, U.S. would not be a member.

  2. Is there anything that O has done that ISN'T totally disgraceful? The U.N. speech is just the most recent, perhaps the most obvious example.

  3. Her name in the vernacular is not Andrea Mitchell, but rather Mrs. Bubble-Greenspan.

  4. The Palestinians are making their play for statehood. It's certainly justified.

    The Israel-Firsters say that only direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can bring about "peace." Huh? Say what? Negotiations don't mean a Goddamn thing when Israel–that criminal Zionist entity–intends to grab everything the Palestinians have. And the U.S. Government, true to form, stands by while Israel does it.

    Best regards to Sheldon Richman.

  5. The only way that war could be 'receding' all over the world would be if the US military were packing up and coming back to the US. Whether there is shooting going on or not a foreign army occupying or even simply 'basing' themselves in another country is war. And if war is receding then let's cut the Defense budget, and Israel's while we're at it.

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