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James L. Payne

James L. Payne is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis and author of the books, A History of Force: Exploring the Worldwide Movement Against Habits of Coercion, Bloodshed, and Mayhem, Why Nations Arm, The Culture of Spending, Costly Returns, Overcoming Welfare: Expecting More from the Poor—and From Ourselves, Budgeting in Neverland: Irrational Policymaking in the U.S. Congress, Patterns of Conflict in Colombia, and Labor and Politics in Peru. Dr. Payne received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and he has taught political science at Yale University, Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins University, and Texas A & M University. His articles have appeared in The Independent Review, American Conservative, American Spectator, The Freeman, Policy Review, Reason, and other magazines and journals.

Opposing the Crusader State 2007
The Challenge of Liberty 2006
New Directions for Peace and Security November 6, 2007

New Directions for Peace and Security November 6, 2007
Independent Review Articles
The Trend of War in the World: Evidence from the Arab-Israeli Dispute Fall 2012
Making the World Safe for Muddle: The Meaning of Democracy in American Foreign Policy Spring 2009
What Do the Terrorists Want? Summer 2008
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Are Welfare State Orphans in Good Hands? June 1, 2010
Does Nation Building Work? December 6, 2007
U.S. Unsure of How to Create Democracy Abroad November 4, 2007
Beacon Blog Posts
A Modest Proposal for Shrinking Big Government November 17, 2010
Conservatives and the Trap of “Liberalism Lite” October 30, 2010
What’s a Disaster? June 7, 2010
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