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Americans Against World Empire, Inc. a.k.a. Conservatives 


Our principle Board Members and many on our Advisory Council represent a continuation of the Committee to Avert a Mideast Holocaust, founded in l990 at the time of the First Gulf War by the late Phil Nicolaides (see below), by author and columnist Joseph Sobran, and by long time conservative activist Jon Basil Utley.

Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr. is a noted writer and economist.  He is President of the distinguished LUDWIG VON MISES INSTITUTE in Auburn, Alabama, one of the main centers in the world for the study and teaching of free market Austrian Economics (see  The Center conducts many seminars and lectures.  It is one of the major reasons for the spread of free market economics and the current economic prosperity in the world.  Formerly, Mr. Rockwell was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), senior editor of the Conservative Book Club and Arlington House, Publishers, and public affairs director for Hillsdale College. He is a columnist and was long time editor of  the ROTHBARD-ROCKWELL REPORT, founded by himself and the great free market economist and philosopher, Murray Rothbard.  He is one of the foremost libertarian thinkers and writers in America.  He now also edits , a premier internet site.

Joseph Sobran who died last October 1st, was one of the most respected leaders of America's conservative revival.  He served for nearly 20 years with NATIONAL REVIEW, 18 years as Senior Editor when it grew to become a major force in American politics.   He broke with the magazine over its support for Middle East war policies and American empire.  From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Sobran was a regular commentator on CBS Radio’s “Spectrum” series. He is the noted author of ALIAS SHAKESPEARE, was a syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate and editor of SOBRAN'S, a monthly newsletter.  He also lectured and wrote a weekly column, "Washington Watch," for the WANDERER, a weekly Catholic newspaper.  See New York Times obituary.  See Jon Utley's commentary.

Jon Basil Utley, Associate Publisher of the American Conservative and Robert A. Taft Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, studied history under the legendary Professor Carroll Quigley (originator of the historical term "World Empire" as the final stage before decay and collapse of a civilization) at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, followed by language studies in Germany, France and Cuba.  He was a former foreign correspondent in South America for the Knight-Ridder newspapers.  Before that he was a Branch Manager in Cali, Colombia for American International Group (insurance).  Later he founded Colombia's first English language newspaper.  Mr. Utley is one of the very few conservative writers who knows the Third World, having worked there for 15 years.  He has served on the Board of Directors or Advisory Councils of  many leading conservative and libertarian organizations including:-- Accuracy in Media, Conservative Caucus, Council for Inter-American Security, Ethics & Public Policy Center, Reason Foundation, Solidarity America.  He was a contributing editor of CONSERVATIVE DIGEST and  Associate Editor of THE TIMES OF THE AMERICAS.  He has been published in the HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, WASHINGTON POST, WASHINGTON TIMES, NATIONAL REVIEW, HUMAN EVENTS, INSIGHT, BOGOTA BULLETIN, LIMA TIMES, EL SALVADOR GAZETTE, etc. 

     The Advisory Board includes:---columnist and scholar Doug Bandow; Burton Blumert, now diseased,  founder and President of the Center for Libertarian Studies (PO Box 4091, Burlingame, CA 94010), which helped found the famous website, ANTIWAR.COM; author Otto Scott, Editor of THE COMPASS      Mr. Scott is author of 10 books including THE GREAT CHRISTIAN REVOLUTION and ROBESPIERRE: THE FOOL AS REVOLUTIONARY.  Mr. Scott died on May 5th, 2006.  Please read Joe Sobran's tribute to him. Others include political consultant Peter Gemma,  a fund raising and public relations counsel for non-profit groups, advocacy organizations, and political candidates;  Justin Raimondo, the noted libertarian writer and author; he is editorial director at  Dr. Ralph Raico, Professor of History at State University of New York at Buffalo and author of the forthcoming, CLASSICAL LIBERALISM--- HISTORICAL ESSAYS IN POLITICAL ECONOMY;  author Eric Brodin, President of the Foundation for International Studies;  Ronald N. Neff,  Senior editor of The Last Ditch   a libertarian periodical focusing on social and political issues, and the author of POLITE TOTALITARIANISM AND OTHER ESSAYS; Professor Paul Gottfried of Elizabethtown College and author of the forthcoming AFTER LIBERALISM, Princeton University Press, and other distinguished conservative and libertarian intellectuals and leaders.   The General Counsel is Daniel C. Holdgreiwe, Esq.  We note with sadness the passing of Eric Brodin who died last July.  Dr. Brodin was a leading conservative who first became famous for his critiques of the Swedish welfare state in the 1960's.  He was a noted scholar and recorder of history for the Philadelphia Society.  Joseph Morris of the society captured our debt to Eric in an email: “Eric played a remarkable, unique, and memorable role in the life of the Philadelphia Society and, indeed, the worldwide conservative movement.  He was our teacher, staff photographer, pithy critic, Scandinavianologist, yenta, court jester, and avuncular confidante and counselor, all rolled into one.   Life -- and meetings -- won't be the same without him, and they'll certainly be a lot less fun.”


Media Director is Fran Griffin, c/o Griffin Communications, Vienna, VA.

E-mail--  Griffin Communications also is the publisher of SOBRAN'S newsletter.

Please contact Griffin Communications to arrange for interviews or TV/Radio events with Directors or Advisory Board.


    This Website is dedicated to the memory of four of the giant men in the fight against tyranny and imperialist war, Phil Nicolaides, Henry Regnery, Murray Rothbard and Tom Paine.

     The original COMMITTEE TO AVERT A MIDEAST HOLOCAUST had many giants (see below) of the long fight for freedom from communism abroad and statism at home. The COMMITTEE itself is now disbanded in that the holocaust has happened with the deaths of over a million Iraqis and other Arabs, Jews, Kurds, Assyrians, Moslems and Christians.

    PHIL NICOLAIDES (see C-SPAN videoarchive of first press conference) was appointed by President Reagan as Deputy Director of the VOICE OF AMERICA. He had been political strategist and campaign manager for the breakthrough campaigns of James Buckley of New York and Phil Gramm of Texas.  He served in the Reagan White House staff and had a long and honorable career as a journalist and political theorist in the conservative and anti-Communist movements and was an editor for Accuracy in Media.

     HENRY REGNERY was the renowned publisher who kept the flames of liberty alive during the late 40’s and early 50’s as one of only two publishers of anti-statist and anti-Communist books.  His first best sellers in l950, GOD AND MAN AT YALE by William F. Buckley and THE CHINA STORY by Freda Utley were the first breakthroughs on the domestic and international fronts, respectively, against the stifling control by the leftist/statist media in book publishing and book reviewing. Young people today would find it impossible to comprehend how news and ideas used to be "controlled" by a few media outlets in New York and Washington.  He was a major contributor to the Committee to Avert a Middle East Holocaust.

       Dr. MURRAY ROTHBARD, economist and philosopher, was one of the most dedicated and consistent fighters for freedom and for free markets all his life.  He was one of the first supply side economists and the author of dozens of books. He was a founder of the Libertarian Party and was known worldwide for his incisive writings, his scholarship and his wit.

      TOM PAINE was one of the intellectual giants who founded the American republic.   His pamphlet, COMMON SENSE, was, when published,  the largest selling book in human history after the Bible. As government in Washington grows ever more dictatorial (under both Parties) we should remember his maxim, "I know not whether taxes are raised to fight wars, or wars are started in order to raise taxes."  Today he might paraphrase it "I know not whether taxes are raised to fight terrorists, or whether terrorism is generated in order to increase the power and taxes of government."

      Original members of the Advisory Board of the COMMITTEE TO AVERT A MIDEAST HOLOCAUST included:

     Henry Regnery, the great publisher.   Ron Paul of Texas. The Honorable Congressman Paul was a former libertarian candidate for President and is a noted free market economist. He is considered one of the most politically brave and philosophically consistent members in Congress today.   William A. Niskannen, Chairman of the CATO Institute, earlier on was an architect of supply side economics having  served as Chairman of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisors, author Murray Rothbard, a founder of the libertarian movement, Thomas Fleming, a classical scholar and historian, is Editor of CHRONICLES.  Sheldon Richman is now Editor of The Freeman; he was on our groups' Executive Committee.   He is the author of SEPARATING SCHOOL AND STATE: How to Liberate America’s Families.  Robert Hessen was a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.   Others included Middle East scholar Phillip Collier, Colin Hunter, the very noted conservative author John Chamberlain, and Public Affairs Consultant Fran Griffin.  Ms. Griffin is publisher of SOBRAN's and is a long time conservative activist ever since being Illinois State Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom.

Media Director is Fran Griffin, c/o Griffin Communications, Vienna, VA.  Ms. Griffin, a graduate of the University of Chicago, is a long time conservative activist.  Please e-mail to arrange for interviews or TV/Radio events with Directors or Advisory Board.

Past Conferences:  Anti-war CONFERENCE in California 6/12    Tapes available from the Center for Libertarian Studies, (800) 325-7257 $89.  Website is

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