Hunter DeRensis joins me to discuss his recent featured article at the American Conservative. This piece tells the little remembered story of a congressional inquest into war profiteering during the first World War. Hunter’s piece also traces the history of the military industrial complex and public opinion regarding the US militarism into the present day.

Hunter is the editor for the Libertarian Institute, the Communications Director for the veterens organization Bring Our Troops Home, a former senior reporter at the National Interest, and a contributor to the American Conservative. You can also find Hunter’s work at Hunter DeRensis – Political Writer and Reporter

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Show Notes:

Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy | Mises Institute

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler – Antony Sutton : Antony Sutton : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Merchants of Death – A Study of the International Armament Industry : H. C. Engelbrecht : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Merchants of Death – The American Conservative

Happy 140th Birthday, Smedley Butler | The Libertarian Institute

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

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