Friday, January 2, 2009

A Foreign Policy of Freedom

A Book Review I recently wrote on Ron Paul's A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship:

I first became interested in Ron Paul a little over a year ago. At first I wrote him off because his views were too 'out there.' But of course, I did not really KNOW his views. Before writing him off or saying something to the extent of "some of his policies are good, but as soon as he starts talking about foreign policy he sounds crazy" (as one of my friends said) one should actually take the time to recognize what his policies are - and why he has those views.

This book goes through over two decades of speeches made by Ron Paul. It is a lengthy book, but filled with wisdom concerning foreign policy. You are not going to find these 'common sense' views in the mainstream. At the very least Ron Paul supports a policy of peace and discipline.

Before I read this book, I could not explain why a foreign policy of non-intervention would make America more safe than the current policy. After reading it, his policy makes perfect sense to me. If you are interested in learning about an alternate viewpoint when it comes to foreign policy that bucks the trend of constant war and foreign entanglements that we have been pursuing the past century, put this at the top of your list of books to read. It will be worth your time.

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