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The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul

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Just got finished listening to disc one of my audiobook version of Revolution, which was about foreign policy, and Paul makes a powerful case for non-intervention. Much of what he says really does make a lot of sense.

That said, I think there might be cases that RP wouldn't intervene that I perhaps would. If there were extreme human rights violations happening in a country, I could imagine the possibility of intervention. He makes a powerful case that intervening is often bad, but he's not convinced me that it's *always* bad under any circumstance. There are always exceptions to a rule, after all.

But I was surprised how much I found myself nodding in agreement about what he was saying. I especially liked him pointing out that the foreign policy platform GW Bush ran on was far from what his actual policies became. Really shameful, that.

He also talked about McCain's attack on him, with McCain unfairly calling him an isolationist, which you can watch here,

Paul didn't really get much of a chance to defend himself there, but he does in the book, and it's just a shame the vast majority of Americans will never get to hear his side of things, cuz people watch TV debates, but don't read.