DECEMBER 9, 2022
Voices for peace Encyclopedia of Antiwar

Scott Horton

Scott Horton

Scott Horton is a prominent figure in the antiwar movement, known for his extensive career in radio hosting, podcasting, and writing. Here is a summary of his career, personal life, and notable works:

Career: Scott Horton serves as the host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and runs The Scott Horton Show podcast. Over the years, he has conducted a remarkable 5,000 interviews since 2003, showcasing his commitment to exploring various perspectives on critical issues.

In addition to his radio and podcasting roles, Horton is the director of the Libertarian Institute, contributing to the promotion of non-interventionist ideals. He also holds the position of editorial director at, a non-interventionist news portal. Before his current roles, Horton was recognized for his contributions to radio, winning The Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin award in 2007 for "Best Iraq War Coverage" during his tenure at Free Radio Austin 97.1 FM.

Horton is also an accomplished author, with his book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017) gaining acclaim for its insightful analysis of the United States' involvement in the Afghan War. Described as a "masterful account of America's prolonged Afghan engagement" by The American Conservative, the book advocates for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

In 2019, Horton edited and published The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019, a collection of interviews that provides a comprehensive overview of Ron Paul's thoughts and insights. Later in 2019, Horton joined the Libertarian Party to support Jacob Hornberger’s presidential campaign.

In 2021, Horton continued to contribute to the antiwar discourse with his book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, published by the Libertarian Institute.

Personal Life: Scott Horton is married to investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna.

Notable Works:

  1. Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017)
  2. The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 (2019)
  3. Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism (2021)
  4. Hotter Than the Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2022)

Scott Horton stands as an unwavering advocate for peace and non-intervention, making indelible contributions to the antiwar movement through his multifaceted career. As a prolific radio host and podcaster, Horton's dedication to facilitating over 5,000 interviews since 2003 demonstrates his commitment to fostering nuanced discussions on critical global issues. His role as the director of the Libertarian Institute and editorial director at underscores his leadership in promoting non-interventionist ideals and providing a platform for diverse perspectives. Horton's literary prowess shines through works like "Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan," hailed as a masterful account of America's entanglement in the prolonged Afghan conflict.


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