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Q: When did Antiwar.com start?

A: At the end of 1995, the editors registered the domain name Antiwar.com.The site only became a full-time effort with the beginning of the US intervention in Kosovo. After the conflict became larger and more horrific, our interest grew along with our readership and today we consider ourselves one of the most important antiwar causes in the world.

Q: Where do you get the news that you post on the site?

A: First, we can direct you to our "Sources" page. Here you will find the various international, national and local news and commentary sites that we sift through every day searching for news worthy of our site. We also have a handful of researchers who send us links to news that is difficult to find and which makes Antiwar.com so unique.

Q: What is Antiwar.com's political affiliation?

A: We pride ourselves on taking a open-minded position on anything that is antiwar related. This includes our choices of commentary we pick from outside sources. But we do have a political affiliation; we are libertarians. Emphasizing non-intervention abroad and here at home, our opposition to war is rooted in the Randolph Bourne's concept that "War is the health of the State."

Q: What are the intentions of Antiwar.com, do you have a motivation?

A: Our primary intention is to get past the media filters and reveal the truth about America's foreign policy. In this process, we hope to show how the imperialistic tendencies of the American government lead to a loss of civil liberties and a centralization of political power.

Q: How do you choose the editorials that we post on the site?

A: Every day, we scour the internet for the best commentary and editorials. We look for well-written pieces - from both the Left and the Right - that demonstrate the failings of an interventionist foreign policy and big government.

Q: Why do I see editorials from Patrick Buchanan next to a leftist columnist?

A:An site that labels itself "Your best source for antiwar news, viewpoint and activities" must cover all antiwar issues. This includes those from the Right and the Left and thus explains the interesting dichotomy of ideologies that presents itself on many occasions.

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A:Updating Antiwar.com is a seven day-a-week enterprise. Depending on the events of a specific day, we may update the site on an hourly basis.

Q: Who is Justin Raimondo?

A: Justin Raimondo is the editorial director of Antiwar.com and its principle columnist. He is also the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement (with an Introduction by Patrick J. Buchanan), (1993), and Into the Bosnian Quagmire: The Case Against US Intervention in the Balkans (1996). He is an Adjunct Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, in Auburn, Alabama, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Libertarian Studies, and writes frequently for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard.

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