Anthony Gregory


Anthony Gregory, Research Editor at the Independent Institute, discusses his article “Non-Interventionism: Cornerstone of a Free Society;” why war is just legalized mass murder, made acceptable because a state – instead of an individual – does it; why Americans have a hard time seeing their own government as an aggressive war-maker (we’re the good guys!); the irony of veteran soldiers (who supposedly fought for our freedom) getting killed by cops while peacefully demonstrating; and getting lied into war yet again, this time with Iran.

MP3 here. (20:08)

Anthony Gregory is a research analyst at the Independent Institute, moderator of the Beacon, policy adviser to the Future of Freedom Foundation and columnist for He guest edits Strike the Root. His writing has appeared in such places as the Christian Science Monitor, San Diego Union Tribune,, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, Counterpunch, the American Conservative, Liberty Magazine, the Mises Institute blog, the Stress Blog, The Libertarian Enterprise and Liberty and Power, as well as in textbooks, journals and other outlets, and has been translated in several languages.

He wrote for Michael Badnarik’s 2004 campaign. He got his B.A. in history at UC Berkeley in 2003, where he wrote his thesis on the 1993 Waco disaster. He sings and plays in a rock band, the Melatones, and is an Eagle Scout. He gives talks frequently and is now writing an Independent Institute book on habeas corpus, detention policy and individual liberty.

16 thoughts on “Anthony Gregory”

  1. War is just another way for the 1%ers to loot the 99ers. And not just taking their money, but also their lives. 99ers have always been against war, except on rare times at the beginning when 1%ers can roil up the masses into a patriotic or fear frenzy.

    1. Those times when the masses can be roiled up into a patriotic or fear frenzy are not so rare, eCAHNomics.

      In fact, they happen with a very disturbing degree of regularity.

      Why do you suppose that is?

  2. U$israel(Sham) is Buildincc:
    Iran is the war pivot
    Iraq is the tactical pivot
    Egypt is the strategic pivot
    OilArabia is the prize

    muslims gets FREE grave yard

    1. "Hey Dude…… it ain't our fault you people choose to live on sand that is above OUR Oil, now is it?

      "If you'd just move and give it all to US, everything'd be just fine."

  3. So why is Scott is willing to consider the possibility of a false flag attack in Oklahoma City in 1995 and not in New York City in 2001?

  4. OKC was a final dress rehearsal for 9.11, following the 1993 WTC "attack."

    When the perpetrators of OKC saw how easy it was to get away it, they proceeded with 9.11 .

    When they, those who benefitted most from OKC and 9.11, determinine that the time has come to reap further and greater benefit from another Horror Show, WHO and/or WHAT is going to stop them? And HOW?

  5. There's some cause for hope, I suppose, as long as there are men like Anthony Gregory, Glenn Greenwald, Paul Craig Roberts, Philip Giraldi, James Bovard et al. out there.

    The U.S. Government is off the rails. Of course, it's been said that people get the government they deserve. Well, American sheeple, what about it? . . .

  6. @jgmoebus: Agreed, that OKC was done by some of the same persons as did WTC 93, especially due to the common "signature": an ANFO bomb in a rental truck. But because OKC added internal demolition to the action, the ANFO bomb is transformed from being the main cause as in 93 to being a diversion. This internal demolition is what is tested and found to be un-noticed by the public, their attention directed to the diversionary curbside parked truck.

    The problem for me is that the OKC bomb seems directed by the OKC ATF against some federal agent in the building that is to blame for David Koresh getting advanced warning of the ATF raid on his compound. The object of the bomb seems so small.

    Of course, if you consider 9/11 to be at its core only an elaborate insurance fraud by arson, then it too seems too small for the political significance that the event takes on.

  7. Rehab101for U$%Kingz: Obama declare me(A muslim thinking citizen) a terrorist2012 indf-untill he c me died..It is like Abod of jordan opennincc GOVtheft custom&borderz for one week lootincc then close it on the %99 of me the whole "X" academyBill$ of Fasad years

  8. It looks like the blurb "GOT MilKh?" has been taken to a new level >>>

    UE Empire Staff SOON:
    Khalifah Aaed-FM
    QAdhaa Safer
    PM Bashar
    DM Nejad
    IM Mashal
    Mal Munjed
    Elm Qandil

  9. We´ve been here before as Robert Oppenheimer pointed out. Please see
    Bob Aldridge on the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland: Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike. This leads to Launch On Warning, probably by the end of the decade and orobably earlier if the US is stupid enough to attack Iran.

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