Justin Raimondo

Justin Raimondo

Justin Raimondo is the editorial director of Antiwar.com, a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, and author of An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard and Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement .


Iran

Their Intelligence and Ours

Their Intelligence and Ours

Oct 01 2009

Ron Rosenbaum, journalist (the New York Observer, Slate.com), author, and one of the few liberals to sign on to the ill-fated Pajamas Media fiasco, is

Terror!

Evil Speaks”€”Are We Listening?

Evil Speaks”€”Are We Listening?

Sep 17 2009

The latest message from Osama bin Laden"€”an audio recording posted on jihadist Websites"€”is truly scary. Not because he threatens us with death and destruction, though

Terror!

9/11 Truths and Lies

9/11 Truths and Lies

Sep 12 2009

On September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers, wielding nothing more lethal than box-cutters, commandeered four airliners, and turned them into lethal missiles, three of which managed

History

The “€œGood War”€ That Wasn”€™t

The “€œGood War”€ That Wasn”€™t

Sep 05 2009

I write these words on September 3, 2009, seventy years to the day since Britain and France declared war on Germany"€”an occasion observed, if not

National Bankruptcy

The Big Media Bailout

The Big Media Bailout

Aug 28 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which usually concerns itself with "€œconsumer protection"€ issues, is now taking an interest in the journalism industry. The financially strapped

Theatre

Foreign Policy & Fornication

Foreign Policy & Fornication

Aug 21 2009

In those heady days of 2003, when the War Party was really feeling its oats and the neocons, the "€œwarbloggers,"€ and the television talking heads

Ahhh!!!

Obamageddon

Obamageddon

Aug 11 2009

An American president is launching the most ambitious, the most expensive, and certainly the most dangerous military campaign since the Vietnam War"€”and the antiwar movement,

War

Culturally Sensitive Imperialism

Culturally Sensitive Imperialism

Aug 06 2009

In Britain, they"€™re getting antsy about Obama's war "€“ the "€œAf-Pak"€ [.pdf] war, that is. Without the poodle Tony Blair to cover for us, Britain's

World

The “€œSuperpower”€ Conceit

The “€œSuperpower”€ Conceit

Jul 31 2009

The great foreign policy initiative unleashed by the Obama administration, the one that is supposed to earn our new president a place on Mount Rushmore,

Bizarro World

Israel Jumps the Shark

Israel Jumps the Shark

Jul 22 2009

Have Israel and its supporters gone over the edge? As Israel defies the US on settlement policies and its continuing mistreatment of the Palestinians in

Race

Nationalists Without a Nation

Nationalists Without a Nation

May 28 2009

Jared Taylor's recent posting on Takimag has drawn a number of a responses, including from Paul Gottfried and Richard Spencer, both of which make some

District of Corruption

The Torture Bitch

The Torture Bitch

May 08 2009

It seems the national commentariat is obsessed with the subject of torture, and there is talk of a "€œtruth commission"€ to investigate and hold the

Remembrance

A Wise Man of Liberty

A Wise Man of Liberty

Apr 09 2009

More years ago than I care to remember, Burt Blumert saved my life"€“with the sort of advice only a born wise man could proffer. During

Uncategorized

The Old California

The Old California

Feb 12 2009

The central insight of conservatism"€”that everything is always getting worse"€”is dramatically illustrated by the little hamlet I recently moved to. Rio Nido, California, is located

Media

In the Age of Obama

In the Age of Obama

Jan 24 2009

Metaphor of the month: Jack Shafer, in Slate, writes: "€œNobody in TV news stir-fries his ideas and serves them to the audience faster than MSNBC’s

Media

Sully’s Smearing”€”But Is Anyone Listening?

Sully’s Smearing”€”But Is Anyone Listening?

Jan 08 2009

In his new incarnation as a born-again peacenik, Andrew Sullivan—pictured here, scratching his ass on national television—is eager to play the same role he assumed

Bizarro World

Save Your Candles”€”the Dark Ages Are Coming!

Save Your Candles”€”the Dark Ages Are Coming!

Jan 02 2009

Editor Richard Spencer has asked me"€”and indeed all the Takimag gang"€”to record our predictions for the coming year, but I have to say that I

Conservatism

In Praise of McCarthyism

In Praise of McCarthyism

Dec 03 2008

I"€™ve avoided reading, let alone commenting on, the various post-election analyses of "€œwhere is conservatism headed?"€ or "€œwhat went wrong?"€ symposiums, because in my old

Uncategorized

The Resurrection of the Socialist Idea

The Resurrection of the Socialist Idea

Nov 18 2008

When the Soviet Union's ramshackle empire imploded, and what Louis Bromfield called the "€œworldwide psychopathic cult"€ of Communism fell into an embarrassed quietude, it seemed

Manhunt

What Is To Be Done?

What Is To Be Done?

Oct 31 2008

In writing my endorsement of Ralph Nader, I passed rather quickly over the question of the right-wing splinter parties, namely the Libertarian Party and the

Endorsement

Naderism in Defense of Liberty is No Vice

Naderism in Defense of Liberty is No Vice

Oct 29 2008

No conservative or libertarian can possibly contemplate voting for either of the "€œmajor"€ party candidates, this time around, on several grounds, the most conspicuous being

Uncategorized

Establishment Messiah

Establishment Messiah

Oct 09 2008

Now, let me just close by saying this. I do not think this is going to be easy. It’s not going to come without costs.

Manhunt

Deconstructing the Debate

Deconstructing the Debate

Sep 29 2008

I was going to live-blog the debate, but it was so boring that I fell asleep before I could post it on Takimag. In any

Uncategorized

Come Home, America!”€”to the Real Conservativism on TV

Come Home, America!”€”to the Real Conservativism on TV

Sep 07 2008

If you think that FOX News"€”with its bleached-out blonde anchorbabes made up to look like mid-price hookers, and its braying neocon mouthpieces trumpeting the party

The Conventions

Michelle’s Moment

Michelle’s Moment

Aug 25 2008

I love political conventions, in part because I remember the olden days, when there was some doubt as to their outcome. Nowadays, of course, party

Foreign Policy

Wanna Bet?

Wanna Bet?

Jul 09 2008

“The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives"€“people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary"€“plumped for this war, and now for an even