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    Ten years is but a sliver in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Calm down. I agree with Buchanan, and I'm not on any "side." I don't vote democrat, FYI. It's just that Buchanan is a Johnny-come-lately and I wanted to point out that there is extensive literature on this topic to be found if you read Chomsky (and others) that goes further back than recent events.
    Yes and folks like Robert Taft, Russel Kirk, Eisenhower have been expressing the realist conservative foreign policy outlook much longer still.

    To be honest, building democracy around the world is a Wilsonian concept that got co-opted by us due to the unique challenges posed by an aggressive USSR.

    Lately you guys have been taking care of the Hawk side of things in our stead, while Rand Paul and the burgeoning libertarian young Republican element has been pushing us to a more "realist" foreign policy position.

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    To quote Chomsky's wikipedia page:

    Views on American libertarianism

    Noam Chomsky has described libertarianism, as it is understood in the United states, as, "extreme advocation of total tyranny" and "the extreme opposite of what's been called libertarian in every other part of the world since the Enlightenment."
    I'd rather spare myself the number of eye rolls it would take me to get to the parts of his philosophy that we actually agree on.

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