Rev Austrian Econ (2009) 22:181–191 DOI 10.1007/s11138-009-0085-5 A Review Essay of Opposing the Crusader State, Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close (eds.) Christopher Coyne Published online: 5 March 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 . . Keywords Democracy Foreign intervention Free trade JEL codes B53 F50 1 Introduction The editors of Opposing the Crusader State indicate that the volume is intended to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous world by reconsidering “current approaches to international security and economic development” (ix). The fourteen chapters (not including the Introduction authored by the editors) critically examine U.S. foreign policy with a particular emphasis on the relevance of nonintervention- ism as an alternative to current policy. This book is not intended to be a specific contribution to Austrian economics. That said, Austrian economists will find this volume intriguing because they have long engaged in the economic and historical analysis of foreign policy and global interventionism. In light of the United States’ long history of global interventionism, the insights of this volume and the writings of Austrian economists on these issues are of the utmost contemporary importance. The purpose of this essay is twofold. First, I aim to provide the reader
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