March 10, 2016

Syrian Refugees & Terrorism: A Warped Perception of a Real Crisis

If my mother had not left Thailand during the Vietnam War and sought refuge in Canada, she would be living a very different life right now. Without the opportunity to build a […]
November 12, 2015

Libertarians, It’s Time to Decide: Compassion or Free Speech Purism?

As libertarians, our inclination is to defend free speech at all costs. But as people – and people who care deeply about oppression – it’s our obligation to look deeper into the […]
May 14, 2015

In Praise of Passive Foreign Policy

To avoid confusion I want to clarify some terms and my usage of them. Pacifism has commonly been used to refer to two different concepts. The first is the view that violence […]
December 8, 2014

Echoes of COINTELPRO: Why It’s Time to Abolish the FBI

Throughout the 1960s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) waged a campaign of repression against civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This shameful campaign was recently thrust back into […]
November 10, 2014

Destroying the Village in Order to Save It

During the Vietnam War, a U.S. major justified bombing and shelling civilian areas in Bến Tre by saying “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” This statement evolved into the […]