Scott Horton Interviews Thomas E. Woods

Scott Horton, February 18, 2012

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Thomas E. Woods, author of Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, discusses the Ron Paul revolution and why there are very few popular American uprisings specifically against foreign policy and empire; the “26 Things Non-Paul Voters Are Basically Saying;” the left-right political realignment, putting aside jingoistic nationalism and uniting around a moral foreign policy; and why Ron Paul’s campaign staff should get him into more town hall meetings, where his message really resonates.

MP3 here. (21:19)

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

16 Responses to “Thomas E. Woods”

  1. The problem is that America is isolated between two oceans and never really feld the pain of war. It has never been invaded by other countries. Instead it has constantly been invading other countries. And until Americans can feel the true pain of war and not just a handfull of dead or wounded soldiers from god forsaken small towns. It will continue to wage unnecessary wars abroad and the people just simply wouldn't care. And a lot of Americans are even proud of the fact that they can "kick anyone's ass". Remenber September 11 and the pain and the emotions that has brought about. Being invaded and occupied or just being bombed by a foreign power is a hunderd or a thousand times worse than that and until the Americans can feel the real pain of war nothing is going to change.

  2. World Jamahiriya Now!

  3. If we could remove two subjects from our worries, the problem of crops in Antarctica and the next Super Bowl champs would dominate our concerns. The worries are, of course: OIL and ISRAEL!
    Except for these subjects ("Our Vital and Strategic Interests"??), our national outlook would be most pleasant. Why are we the ones most concerned about the terrible MidEast? It is time that we let the other folks worry about this troublesom area. We have donated plenty of blood and treasure to this no-solution sinkhole!

  4. If you believe in personal and economic freedom, civil liberties, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, you should–you MUST–support Doctor Ron Paul. (I call him "Doctor" instead of "Congressman" because the former is far more honorable.) President Barack ("The Peace Laureate") O-Bomb-a is a lost cause, of course, along with everyone else in the District of Corruption.

    The U.S. Government is broken. It's off the rails. It's lawless at home and abroad. Ultimately, the United States is going to implode under the weight of militarism, lawlessness, and economic ruin. That, or the American sheeple might wise up and embrace the principles of nullification and secession. . . .

  5. Dubya, I can only say this: You've learned a hell of a lot since you left office!

    To your point about Americans feeling "the real pain of war": The day might come when Russian and/or Chinese ICBMs come zipping through the skies at America, in response to the U.S. Government's warmongering and threats. . . .

  6. Excellent, sir!

    It's a colossal shame that Israel–that vile Zionist entity–was recognized by the failed haberdasher/war criminal Harry Truman. Anyway, that was then, and this is now. As long as Israel is tied to America's apron strings (or is it the other way around?!), expect nothing but trouble. . . .

  7. Right on giney! World Jamahiriya is the future, but it takes time for the brainwashed to grasp that. They think one old fart as president can CHANGE the the whole system.
    Its Changy, Hopey 2.0 all over again. Vote for this or that fellow and wait 4 more years for the change to come! It’ll come! It will! Maybe not in these 4 years but come it will! Yyeah right!
    As if these turds have never been has-seld/bamboo-seld before.

  8. I wish it was specifically about foreign policy with paul
    If it was I would support him

    as it stands though, his negatives on economics and personal freedom are just too large to ignore

  9. You have a problem with personal freedom? What a novel idea…

  10. Typical lying Jesuit talking about morals when he believes child molestors are Gods representatives.

  11. Strange, I've been listening to Ron Paul for years and have never heard him speak out against anyone's personal freedom. If fact, quite the opposite.

    He's bad on economics huh? So I guess what we've been doing for the last 40 years is working? The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results.

    In fact, domestically, Paul would have to get everything by the congress. The only thing he can do WITHOUT congress is to STOP THE WARS. As "Commander in Cheif", he can order the carrier groups back to their home ports, he can order a full withdrawal from Afghanistan and everywhere else, and he can order the foreign bases closed down. What he CANT do is "outlaw abortion" or any other scare-tactic straw-man that Obomba supporters are throwing out in desperation to keep the antiwar left from abandoning the murderous Obomba.

  12. In my opinion, if superpowers stopped meddling in the Middle East, the region would have an opportunity to fully undergo the liberal movement that it is bursting with.

  13. I am the last Protest-ant. And since yall have forgotten the true history of tyranny and the power behind the Third Reich than you are bound to receive the same. The mortal wound has fully healed. The true protest movement is all but dead.

  14. But do you think that would make people sit back and be more peaceful? I think maybe the opposite…

  15. This guy needs how to learn how to interview instead of talk the whole time. He’s got Thomas Woods on for God’s sake.

  16. HANDS OFF IRAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACzYJ9IGlTg

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