Justin Raimondo

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Justin Raimondo (born 1952) is a libertarian author and the editorial director of the website Antiwar.Com. He has been involved in a variety of political efforts from his base in the San Francisco Bay Area.


During the 1960s, Raimondo took a brief interest in the philosophy of Ayn Rand before joining Young Americans for Freedom. In the 1970s, he became active in the Libertarian Party. With Eric Garris, he organized a "Radical Caucus", which brought Raimondo and Garris to the attention of the influential libertarian theorist Murray Rothbard. In 1983, after a schism in the party, Raimondo left the Libertarian Party and attempted to organize a libertarian faction in the Republican Party. After 1989, Raimondo again began working with Rothbard in the anti-war John Randolph Club.

Recent Activities

During the 1992, 1996, and 2000 presidential elections, Raimondo supported the campaigns of Pat Buchanan, both as a Republican and in the Reform Party. In 1998, during the Clinton administration's war in Kosovo, Raimondo and Garris launched Antiwar.Com to provide a platform for their opposition. The site has continued to publish regular columns. Raimondo has been one of the most vocal critics of the invasion of Iraq and the ongoing U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.

He is also an adjunct scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.


Raimondo is the author of several books, including:

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