“Murray Rothbard’s posthumously released book The Betrayal of the American Right is the subject of episode 349 of the Tom Woods Show…
From Tom Woods
There’s always been national security hawks in and outside of both the Democratic Party and Republican Party and people who not only see America’s role as defending democracy and defending the developed world, but expanding liberal democracy and freedom around the world, to the point that they believe America should knock off dictators and replace those regimes with American friendly regimes. But those people haven’t been in The White House before or have been running the Department of Defense, or have served as President and Vice President of the United States.
Thanks to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as well as 9/11, the Republican Party went from people who were strong on defense and against communism and Islamism, to a party that believed it’s not good enough for America to just protect itself and their allies, but to make the world safe for liberal democracy outside of America and Europe. Which is how we got not just the War in Afghanistan in 2001-02, but the occupation of Afghanistan to try to build a democratic, responsible government there. And then the same thing with the War In Iraq in 2003.