Not occupying Middle Eastern countries is an issue where libertarians on the left (like myself and Chomsky) can agree with libertarians on the right (like Ron Paul). This clip is from a Republican debate last September. It is interesting to me to see that there are a significant amount of Republicans who are against violent occupation, bucking the trend of the GOP.
Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability. View all posts by Jonathan Erdman