This site is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism and is read
by libertarians, pacifists, leftists, "greens," and independents
alike, as well as many on the Right who agree with our opposition to
imperialism. Our initial project was to fight against intervention
in the Balkans under the Clinton presidency. We applied the same principles
to Clinton's campaigns in Haiti and Kosovo and bombings of Sudan and
Afghanistan. Our politics are libertarian: our opposition to war is
rooted in Randolph Bourne's concept that "War is the health of the State." With every
war, America has made a "great leap" into statism, and as
Bourne emphasized, "it is during war that one best understands
the nature of that institution [the State]." At its core, that
nature includes an ever increasing threat to individual liberty and
the centralization of political power.
Antiwar.com is one project of our parent foundation, the Randolph Bourne Institute. It is a program that provides a sounding board of interest to all who are concerned about U.S. foreign policy and its implications.