Ron Paul challenges the GOP’s mindless militarism

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December 21, 2011
Reason
by Jacob Sullum  
Posted in Commentary

"Reporters routinely describe Ron Paul's foreign policy views as 'isolationist' because he opposes the promiscuous use of military force. This is like calling him a recluse because he tries to avoid fistfights. The implicit assumption that violence is the only way to interact with the world reflects the oddly circumscribed nature of foreign policy debates in mainstream American politics. It shows why Paul's perspective is desperately needed in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination." (12/21/11)

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