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Scott Horton is an American radio host and author. Horton hosts Antiwar Radio for Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, as well as the podcast The Scott Horton Show. Horton has conducted over 5,000 interviews since 2003. He is also the director of the Libertarian Institute. Horton is the editorial director of the non-interventionist news portal Antiwar.com. He was previously the host of Say It Ain't So on Free Radio Austin 97.1 FM, the Weekend Interview Show and the KAOS Report on Radio KAOS 95.9 FM, for which he won The Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin award in 2007 for "Best Iraq War Coverage". Horton's book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017) is an account of the War in Afghanistan since 2001, which argues that the United States should end its presence in the country. The American Conservative described the work as a masterful account of America’s prolonged Afghan engagement. In 2019, Horton edited and published the collection of interviews The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. In 2021, the Libertarian Institute published his book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism.
Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism is a masterly history of these chaotic, tragic and above all futile conflicts, ranging with Scott Horton's usual excoriating accuracy from Mali to Pakistan, from Iraq to Yemen by way of Syria and Libya. Millions are "dead, disabled or languish desperately far from their homes as the direct result of our blunders, bewilderment and outright malicious stupidity. Thousands of our own soldiers have died or are disabled. Hundreds more of our citizens have died in the U.S. and Europe in what Horton calls the 'backdraft' of our disastrous actions. Ignore the self-serving memoirs or grandiose academic tomes; if you read only one book on the so-called 'War on Terror,' this must be that book." –Frank Ledwidge, author of Investment in Blood.
"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 States created the original al Qaeda terrorism threat by its own actions and then increased that threat by orders of magnitude by its wanton killings in one country after another in the name of 'counter-terrorism.' Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop!" — Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.