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Volume 23  Number 1  •  Summer 2018
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Why We Fight
A Study of U.S. Government War-Making Propaganda
By David R. Henderson, Chad W. Seagren
This article appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Independent Review

From World War I to the War on Terror, U.S. presidents have resorted to propaganda to mislead the American public into supporting military campaigns they believed were essential for national security. Public choice theory offers a powerful lens for seeing more clearly “why we fight.”

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