Boomer-Hawk Converted

by | Jun 1, 2021

DZ writes:

Mr. Horton,

Couldn’t track down an email for you, so Twitter will be my ham-fisted attempt at communicating.

It is with the utmost respect and equal measure of delight that I contact you. In the last week I have moved to a new state and during those travels, on a long road trip with my father, I played your recent speech at the Colorado LP convention.

It was that speech and your cohesive narrative of what comprised most of my father’s politically-aware life that brought him, not kicking and screaming, but somberly and with jaw agape, to the truth that had suddenly and undeniably been coalesced out of the shards of public memory.

All he could say afterwards was “It’s all so fucked up. We shouldn’t be doing any of this.”

I wanted to thank you for what you do, and for being a large, if not singular, reason for a tremendously positive shift in the mind of a previously hawkish (and typically intransigent) Boomer.


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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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