Good review of what sounds like a great book. I plan to see if my library will order a copy.
"Official historians have tended to act as if the opposition had no good points or didn't exist at all. Kaufmann shows that they were principled and even prophetic. More than that, he shows that the opposition to war here stemmed from conservative values... the American Right was against intervention. They had seen the way war politics was used to build the state, and had enough of the tendency to give up ever more liberty... After 9-11, the roles switched yet again, and today the Republicans are guilty of trafficking in the worst forms of jingoistic patriotism baiting... Is it really so unreasonable that conservatives should make the anti-war cause their own? Read Kaufmann and see if you rethink your position... There is nothing conservative about the American Empire... It seeks to destroy -- which is why good American conservatives, those loyal to family and home and neighborhood and our best traditions, should wish, and work toward, its peaceful destruction. We have nothing to lose but the chains and taxes of empire. And we have a country to regain."
Kauffman celebrates regular folks who hate war - Mises Economics Blog