TND Exclusive, By Eric Dubin
Karl Rove once infamously quipped, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” Indeed, with over 700 military bases and operations in over 150 countries, there has never been as large of an empire as the American Empire.
Arguably, Americans are not predisposed to accept empire. In fact, most reject the notion – even if they cling to a fairy tale vision of U.S. history, unaware of the negative impacts of empire abroad and at home. Nevertheless, millions of Americans are waking up and arguably, no one in recent years has facilitated this re-awakening more so than Dr. Ron Paul.
After serving twelve terms in Congress and running three campaigns for president, one might think Dr. Paul might consider retirement to private life. Hardly! Dr. Paul now produces a daily video news brief, “The Liberty Report” and still manages to find the time to write a weekly column and pen a wonderfully insightful book.
Swords Into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, makes lucid arguments why true peace and prosperity will only come to America when and if interventionist policy is abandoned. The book also spotlights how empire curtails civil liberties, while vastly distorting the American and global economy. A fiat, debt-based currency and financial system breeds bloated government and furthers crony capitalism.
The book is semi-autobiographical, making for a truly enjoyable read. Dr. Paul shares many of his early life experiences that shaped his philosophy and worldview. Readers familiar with Dr. Paul’s work will love the many anecdotes he shares. This is not a “wonky” policy debate work. It’s truly an enjoyable read!
Liberty Rising Radio is pleased to share our exclusive interview and we highly recommend the book. The book can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here. We also highly recommend visiting the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity: click here.
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Mr. Dubin is the Managing Editor of TheNewsDoctors.com. He has 25 years of experience as an independent buyside securities and global macro analyst. He has well over a decade of experience as a financial journalist, editor and political analyst. He’s primarily an autodidact, but his formal education includes degrees in economics, international relations and MBA. He welcomes feedback on his articles and will make an effort to respond to comments. Email Eric by sending to “Eric” and then @TheNewsDoctors.com. He can also be “followed” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricDubin
Music credit: Tryad, “The Rising,” with Liberty Rising Radio sampling addition of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Wizzard of Oz, The Matrix and part of a speech delivered by Dr. Ron Paul on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 12, 2012.