Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire, by Jonathan M. Katz, Macmillan, 432 pages, $29.99 The legend of Smedley Butler has sustained the American antiwar movement for nearly a century. A Marine commander who committed unspeakable atrocities in Washington’s “small wars” between the Spanish-American War and the […]
Keeping Out Hitler: Can Immigration Restrictions be Justified by the Need to Exclude Individuals who Might Cause Extraordinary Harm?
Adolf Hitler. Opponents of immigration restrictions – myself included – often cite the examples of immigrants who make extraordinary contributions to society. For example, immigrants contribute disproportionately to major entrepreneurial and scientific innovations, such as the development of the first two successful Covid vaccines approved by the FDA. The immigrants in question probably would […]