Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul’s New Book on War and Peace is Paul’s ‘Most Important Book’

by | Aug 5, 2015


Lew Rockwell, in his Wednesday lewrockwell.com podcast interview with Ron Paul, heaps praise on Paul’s new book Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity. Rockwell begins the interview noting that Swords into Plowshares is Paul’s “most important book” and “a fascinating piece of reading as well.” Rockwell proceeds to note that Swords into Plowshares is “so personal … almost like an autobiography in many senses” and that the book “just draws you in, and you can’t put it down.”

Rockwell’s praise for Swords into Plowshares continues in his concluding remarks in the interview in which Rockwell, a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member, states:

I can’t thank you enough on behalf of everyone who cares about the cause of peace and against the mass murder of war, which is also of course the big benefit to government — governments love wars, they do very well out of them, but of course the rest of us don’t. Swords into Plowshares is such a great book. It’s eloquent. It’s such an easy read. It’s a great book of history, of economics, of politics, of just everything combined. It’s not long; it’s about 230 pages long. All I can say is anybody who reads this you’re not going to forget it. You are going to be influenced for the rest of your life on what is the key issue of our time [(war and peace)] and maybe every time. Ron Paul, I think we all owe you another debt of gratitude for writing this book.

Listen here to the full 15-minute conversation regarding Paul’s new book, including Paul’s insightful assessment of why, even though “the neoconservatives control both parties” in Washington, DC, Paul is optimistic about the prospects for a “revolution for peace.”

Order a copy of Swords into Plowshares here.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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