Monday, August 8, 2011

A Great Anti-Interventionist Journalist

"During the late 1920s and early 1930s, John T. Flynn made a name for himself as a liberal—perhaps even radical—expert on economics," notes John E. Moser, later continuing, "By the late 1940s he was closely identified with forces on the fringes of American conservatism, and indeed by the late 1950s he had come to embrace an agenda that included abolition of the income tax and complete withdrawal from the United Nations" — The Ideological Odyssey of John T. Flynn.

"Flynn did not abandon all of his earlier views," writes Prof. Moser. "To the end of his life he would retain an innate hostility toward defense spending and overseas military action, even when the communists were the enemy. The communist threat to America, he believed, was primarily moral and intellectual; the war was to be fought in print and in the schools, not in Europe and Asia."

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