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Monday, June 27, 2016

How About an Amerexit from NATO and Other One-Sided Military Alliances?


  • Ivan Eland Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty, The Independent Institute
  • With populism running wild in Europe and in the United States—the Brexit and American presidential candidate Donald Trump questioning U.S. alliances being just two obvious examples—suddenly people are asking the big questions about the future of Western institutions that should have been asked after the Cold War ended. Both the Brexit and Donald Trump seem to be driven by a nativist element, but that doesn’t diminish the value of the implicit questions that they are posing. Americans should listen to Donald Trump, while examining the Brexit, and ask themselves if the United States shouldn’t withdraw from NATO and other military alliances.

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