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The Libertarian Response to Terrorism

kgilson Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 4:43 AM
Libertarians are reforming society by spreading the Libertarian pledge of rights respect while leading democratic reforms in many countries. Libertarians don't 'respond' but are pro-active. For more info see www.libertarianinternational.org

I’ve received several variations of this question since starting my “Question of the Week” series. Having never studied the terrorism issue, I’ve been ignoring those queries.

But I got several new emails on the topic after what happened in Boston, so I’m answering simply to make one point. There’s no way to create a perfectly safe, risk-free society.

That being said – and with the caveat that I have no expertise in this field, here are some random thoughts on the topic.

Libertarians want less interventionism around the world, and perhaps that will reduce hostility against the...