Scott Horton Articles

Iraq War II, 20 Years Later

Well it seems like only yesterday, though it was half a lifetime ago. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their men and women, especially the neoconservatives, knowingly and deliberately lied this country into starting an aggressive war against Iraq—a war they pretended...

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How America Destroyed the Middle East

The following is the Introduction to the Libertarian Institute's Executive Director Scott Horton’s new book, Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism. The Middle East, North Africa and South-Central Asia are in chaos. Populations have been riven by sectarian...

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Still Think the War on Terror Works?

On Thursday, February 25, the Joe Biden administration bombed Iraqi Shi’ite militias in Syria, killing between 1–22 depending on who’s doing the reporting. Why did Biden order this strike? On February 15, there was a rocket attack in Erbil, the capital city of...

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Help Support the Libertarian Institute!

This fund drive for the Institute is long overdue. You-all were so generous in the big book fund drive of Summer, 2019, that I couldn't bear to come back to you until the thing was finally done. And there was a severe delay caused by my over-doing it and having to...

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Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism

I wrote another book, Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism .Advance Praise for Enough Already “If you only read one book this year on America’s unending ‘War on Terror,’ it should be this persuasive and devastatingly damning account of how the United...

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Matt Taibbi on the Origins of the Russiagate Hoax

A New Whistleblower Exposes the 'Cambridge Four' This interview was recorded August 13, 2020. The computer garbled the audio terribly, but at least the auto-transcriber was able to make sense of it. The following is edited for clarity and minor mess-ups. Scott Horton:...

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The Breonna Taylor Tapes

If this one hadn't gone viral, the "law" would have buried innocent slain victim Breonna Taylor's heroic boyfriend Kenneth Walker under the prison for attempting to murder a cop. Now the tapes of his interrogation have been released. As NBC News explains: Walker was...

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Coming Apart at the Seams

It doesn’t have to be this way America is burning. Quite literally. The most destructive riots in America in a very long time have hit more than two dozen cities, as opportunistic thieves and arsonists hijack massive peaceful protests and acts of peaceful civil...

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America, We Have To End the Wars Now

The Coronavirus Crisis Makes It Clear Can anyone think what our society might have spent six and a half trillion dollars on instead of 20 years of war in the Middle East for nothing? How about the trillion dollars per year we keep spending on the military on top of...

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Iraq War IV?

The U.S.A. has been bombing Iraq for 29 years. And it looks like it’s not over yet: Iraq War I: January—February 1991 (aka The Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, liberation of Kuwait) Iraq War I 1/2: February 1991—March 2003 (The rest of Bush I, Bill Clinton years,...

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The IRS or The Libertarian Institute?

Friends, We should be so lucky to somehow know that the government has only wasted all the money they've stolen from us over the years, rather than doing something horrible to someone with it. America's completely insane and criminal income taxation system has one...

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

This is all wrong. The entire war on terrorism, and every bit of the suffering, spending and lost liberty that has come with it, has been an unnecessary evil. At the time of the September 11, 2001 attack which got this new era of war started, the enemy in Afghanistan...

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The Scott Horton Show

Scott Horton

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 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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