Christopher Roach

About Christopher Roach

Christopher Roach is an attorney in private practice based in Florida. He is a double graduate of the University of Chicago and has previously been published by The Federalist, Takimag, The Journal of Property Rights in Transition, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Marine Corps Gazette, and the Orlando Sentinel. The views presented are solely his own.

What Happened to the Peace Party?

The Democrats used to be the peace party. While Democratic presidents led our entry into both World Wars and endorsed containment during the early stages of the Cold War, since Vietnam the Democrats have favored a more consensus-oriented foreign policy that takes a dim view of American military intervention. They were critical of

By | 2019-01-16T21:55:24+00:00 January 15th, 2019|

When Life and Markets Come At You Fast, Rely on the Wisdom of the Past

There has been an interesting and somewhat esoteric debate this past week between Steve Sailer and Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan. Taleb suggests that IQ is not terribly relevant nor a particularly good test of the kind of intelligence that matters, in part because of its association with spectacular failures in

By | 2018-12-30T22:21:56+00:00 December 30th, 2018|

Trump Is Smarter Than the Generals

A bipartisan consensus among the foreign policy elite holds that America needs to maintain its de facto overseas empire. This includes both preserving stability, as well as fomenting deliberate instability, including regime change in places like Syria. This consensus among elected officials, defense contractors, general officers, talking heads, and various experts is not

By | 2018-12-22T19:36:29+00:00 December 21st, 2018|

There is No Such Thing as Free Lunch (Nor Free Healthcare)

Americans are really beginning to sour on Obamacare, misleadingly titled the Affordable Care Act. Every year premiums go up, out of pocket costs go up, and care is only marginally better and in some cases worse, due to the influx of the sickest people into the healthcare system seeking generous, subsidized insurance. Obamacare

By | 2018-12-09T22:07:01+00:00 December 8th, 2018|

The Radicalism of Conservatism, Inc.

Mainstream conservatives, sometimes rightly mocked as Conservatism, Inc.™, have managed to conserve very little. Instead, during the Bush years and through to the present, their rhetoric and policies demonstrate that they function chiefly as the palace guard for yesterday’s liberalism. The rot of Conservatism, Inc. is so profound, that a great many younger

By | 2018-11-19T22:14:10+00:00 November 20th, 2018|