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Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

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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 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.
“In Fool’s Errand, Scott Horton masterfully explains the tragedy of America’s longest war and makes the case for immediate withdrawal. I highly recommend this excellent book on America’s futile and self-defeating occupation of Afghanistan.” — Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
“Fool’s Errand is a hidden history of America’s forgotten war, laid bare in damning detail. Scott Horton masterfully retells the story of America’s failed intervention, exposes how Obama’s troop surge did not bring Afghanistan any closer to peace, and warns that the conflict could go on in perpetuity — unless America ends the war. As Trump threatens to send more troops to Afghanistan, Horton shows why the answer to a brutal civil war is not more war, which makes Fool’s Errand a scintillating and sorely needed chronicle of the longest war in American history.” — Anand Gopal, journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes.

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