[Marxism] Justin Raimondo, the America First Committee and the antiwar left

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 29 10:07:59 MDT 2010

I think most people who read my blog are aware of a website called 
antiwar.com that is run by someone named Justin Raimondo. It was 
launched during Clinton’s intervention in the Balkans and has 
promoted the same non-intervention principles with respect to the 
military adventures that appear like clockwork during a period of 
declining capitalist fortunes.

Unlike groups like Workers World Party and the CPUSA that have 
played a role in one antiwar coalition or another since the “war 
on terror” began, Raimondo identifies with the old right, the 
isolationist current in American society that found expression in 
the America First Committee at the beginning of WWII. Raimondo is 
a libertarian as well and obviously has a strong affinity with the 
positions taken by Congressman Ron Paul who has been opposed to 
foreign interventions despite his pro-capitalist politics. For 
that matter, it is also the orientation of the comedian Bill Maher 
who wears his libertarian politics proudly.


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