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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Paul's anti-interventionist views are certainly more prudent than the usual conservative trimphalism and paranoia.

    Unfortunately, Paul's policies arise from his xenophobia, not from a desire to engage the world. So it comes with a poison pill. The point is not to disengage from the world, but to engage it ways other than invading, which seems to be the only solution conservative have for every foreign policy problem.

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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Paul's anti-interventionist views are certainly more prudent than the usual conservative trimphalism and paranoia.

    Unfortunately, Paul's policies arise from his xenophobia, not from a desire to engage the world. So it comes with a poison pill. The point is not to disengage from the world, but to engage it ways other than invading, which seems to be the only solution conservative have for every foreign policy problem.
    Well they do say even a fool can be Right once in a lifetime.....naturally all Foreign policy takes Diplomacy. Which is like a give and take situation. Although the Progressive ideology of giving up all and being sell outs just will never be accepted by all of mankind. Which Paul and everybody else knows.....which is why he has now turned his attention to the Neo-Cons.

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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    It's a good thing period. It seems like most foreign policy think tanks debate HOW WE SHOULD interevene. Will be nice to have a think tank that brings the question back to why should we interevene?

    I think the Iraq invasion has proven that the question on if we should interevene generally isn't asked as much as it should be.
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Paul's anti-interventionist views are certainly more prudent than the usual conservative trimphalism and paranoia.

    Unfortunately, Paul's policies arise from his xenophobia, not from a desire to engage the world. So it comes with a poison pill. The point is not to disengage from the world, but to engage it ways other than invading, which seems to be the only solution conservative have for every foreign policy problem.
    There are two basic philosophical theories as to why we should not engage with the rest of the world. There's the Far Left position, which is that we are inherently evil and corrupt all of those other countries with our involvement, and then there's the Far Right position - known sometimes as the Pat Buchanan theory - which is that we should avoid any involvement with foreign countries because they are inherently evil and corrupt us.

    I'm guess the Pauls, and most Libertarians, fall into the second category.
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Paul's anti-interventionist views are certainly more prudent than the usual conservative trimphalism and paranoia.

    Unfortunately, Paul's policies arise from his xenophobia, not from a desire to engage the world. So it comes with a poison pill. The point is not to disengage from the world, but to engage it ways other than invading, which seems to be the only solution conservative have for every foreign policy problem.
    Would you call our aid to Great Britain in 1940 (Lend Lease, convoy escorts to the mid Atlantic) interventionist and would you have opposed it? I'll guarantee you Paul would - as did the Conservatives of the day. How about the Berlin airlift in 1948?
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    There are two basic philosophical theories as to why we should not engage with the rest of the world. There's the Far Left position, which is that we are inherently evil and corrupt all of those other countries with our involvement, and then there's the Far Right position - known sometimes as the Pat Buchanan theory - which is that we should avoid any involvement with foreign countries because they are inherently evil and corrupt us.

    I'm guess the Pauls, and most Libertarians, fall into the second category.
    Not quite.....as Buchanan explains some here.


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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    There are two basic philosophical theories as to why we should not engage with the rest of the world. There's the Far Left position, which is that we are inherently evil and corrupt all of those other countries with our involvement, and then there's the Far Right position - known sometimes as the Pat Buchanan theory - which is that we should avoid any involvement with foreign countries because they are inherently evil and corrupt us.

    I'm guess the Pauls, and most Libertarians, fall into the second category.
    Well there's also a view emerging that all involvement isn't bad but that we error on the side of involvement.

    It seems like everytime something happens there's a list of 40 bad things that "could" occur if we don't intervene and barely any talk of what the actual cost would be.
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Think he will be able to affect the GOP and the Neo-Cons.....he also has the Facebook site in going after the Neo's.
    If he only understood what they were. The man's most popular speech on neoconservatism was derivative of a Truther and the Bilderberg Group Conspiracy Nutters.

    Look, this is a solid move for Paul..that is, if his son is up for the job of keeping it going.
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    It's a good thing period. It seems like most foreign policy think tanks debate HOW WE SHOULD interevene. Will be nice to have a think tank that brings the question back to why should we interevene?

    I think the Iraq invasion has proven that the question on if we should interevene generally isn't asked as much as it should be.
    It would be a good companion piece to the Cato Institute.
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    Re: Ron Paul to Launch Foreign Policy Institute.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If he only understood what they were. The man's most popular speech on neoconservatism was derivative of a Truther and the Bilderberg Group Conspiracy Nutters.

    Look, this is a solid move for Paul..that is, if his son is up for the job of keeping it going.


    Whatcha thinks.....Fiddy?
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