David A. Stockman

For David A. Stockman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Great War cost Europe a century

Feb 16, 2015

Great War cost Europe a century

There was absolutely nothing noble about U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's intervention in Europe during the carnage of 1917. It led to a peace of vengeful victors, triumphant nationalists and avaricious imperialists — when the war would have otherwise ended in a bedraggled peace of ...

Jul 11, 2014

If only the U.S. had stayed out of WWI

Did U.S. intervention in the latter stage of World War I end up in just prolonging the European slaughter? David A. Stockman, first-term budget director for President Ronald Reagan, says it did as well as trigger a cascade of offenses later on in the ...

May 9, 2014

How a war hero managed to pin down a warfare state

The rise in defense spending under Barack Obama suggests that even an out-and-out "peace" president is no match for the modern warfare state and the crony capitalist lobbies that safeguard the Moloch-like U.S. defense industry's vast budgetary appetites.