Justin Raimondo

Justin Raimondo is editorial director of Antiwar.com.  He is the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement and An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard.

Latest by Justin Raimondo in Chronicles

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  • September 2016

    Turkey Purge

    Democracy isn’t freedom—and in today’s Turkey some people realize that, as amazing as that may seem. Not ordinary folks, but the mid-level officers of the Turkish army, who have been watching with a jaundiced eye the steady Islamization of their country by an elected leader.

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  • August 2016

    Abridging Omar

    We are fast approaching a time when a terrorist incident every couple of months will be the new normal. Is this the kind of country we want to live in?

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  • July 2016

    Immigration and Ideology

    It was the first meeting of The John Randolph Club, held somewhere in the wilds of Texas. I was there at the urging of Murray Rothbard, who was enthusiastic about this gathering of libertarians and paleoconservatives in the wake of the Cold War’s end.

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  • June 2016

    The Right Reborn

    The stunning success of the Trump campaign has upended what has passed for conservatism lo these many years and opened up new vistas for the American Right.

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  • May 2016

    Prioritizing Threats

    As Donald Trump moves closer to the magic number of 1,237 delegates, the panic of the political class is a wonderful sight to behold.

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  • April 2016

    A Paleo Moment

    While it looks like the much-touted Libertarian Moment has passed—if it was ever here to begin with—we can say with some degree of certainty that the Paleoconservative Moment has arrived.

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  • March 2016

    Conservative Origins

    The year was 1964. I was 13 years old. Sitting in the family room of my parents’ home in Yorktown Heights, New York, with the TV on, I picked up the envelope that had arrived in the mail that day.

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  • January 22, 2016

    In Clear Violation

    This anti-Trump issue of National Review is, in effect, a campaign pamphlet directed against a political candidate—indeed, the cover proclaims “Against Trump”—and, as such, is in clear violation of IRS statutes regulating nonprofit organizations.

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  • February 2016

    Neocons in a Lather

    With every Trumpian surge in the polls, Trump was said to have peaked. Yet he’s defied the conventional wisdom and is clearly enjoying every minute of his unbroken ascent.

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  • January 2016

    Contain the Caliphate

    The Paris attacks have been the occasion for a renewed bout of warmongering by all the usual suspects: the neoconservatives, who take advantage of any pretext to begin the bloodletting.

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  • December 2015

    Neocon Armageddon!

    That old agitator Mahatma Gandhi certainly knew his chops, and one of his aphorisms surely has resonance when we contemplate the Trump phenomenon: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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  • November 2015

    Who Hates Trump?

    Politics is all about hatred. Never mind who you’re voting for: It’s who you’re voting against that really counts. And that’s why any disagreement I may have with Donald Trump’s actual policies is completely irrelevant.

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  • October 2015

    Wrecking Ball

    If The Donald’s road to the White House is blocked—either by the Republican elites or by his own tendency to go too far—and he returns to TV land, he’ll have a hard time topping this one.

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  • We’ve Only Just Begun
    September 2015

    We’ve Only Just Begun

    The ink on the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was barely dry before a vicious assault on organized religion in this country was launched, a multipronged offensive with the clear intention of marginalizing Christians and banishing them from the public square.

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  • August 2015

    The Third Great Awakening

    California is showing the way forward for the aspiring authoritarians in our midst—and the drought is providing them with the perfect opportunity.

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  • July 2015

    A Bubbling Crude

    I turn to Garet Garrett when I’m in an elegiac mood, and surely these days my moods rival his in their darkness. He annoyed his fellow libertarian, the novelist and ideologue Rose Wilder Lane, to no end with what she called his “keening” note of pessimism, which mourned “a world forever lost.”

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  • Energized for Liberty

    Energized for Liberty

    The Senate debate over extending three key sections of the egregiously misnamed USA PATRIOT Act is over, and the winner is . . . Sen. Rand Paul.

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  • June 2015

    Disturbing the Peace

    The waitress at my favorite Japanese restaurant, a spotlessly clean little joint in a Sonoma County hamlet not far from my home, had no idea what she was getting into as she took the order.

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  • May 2015

    The Neocons Called the Tune

    The April issue of Chronicles had just gone to press when the news broke: 47 Republican senators had signed an open letter to the Iranian leadership penned by neoconservative stalwart Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).

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  • April 2015

    Confessions of a Libertarian Activist

    I’ve been a libertarian activist since the age of 16 or so—long before the term libertarian became known and widely used by the general public. Indeed, when I announced my conversion to parents, friends, and associates I distinctly recall a number of them saying something to the effect of “Gee, I didn’t know the librarians had their own party!”

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