American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth


John T. Flynn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"John Thomas Flynn (1882-1964) originally gained fame in Washington, D.C. for his writings in The New Republic, where he wrote articles defending progressive positions. In subsequent years Flynn became a notable classical liberal/paleoconservative Flynn opposed both the New Deal and the Second World War. His best known work is The Roosevelt Myth. ..."

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25 Oct 1882, in Bladensburg, Maryland

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John Flynn - Libertarian
Advocates for Self-Government


A Tribute to John T. Flynn, by Adam Young, 31 Jan 2003
"Flynn was a critic of Roosevelt's New Deal ... viewing the entire program as a copy of Mussolini's Fascist State corporatism. ... Unlike the so-called New Right, Flynn remained an anti-interventionist during the Cold War, opposing the Korean war and the creeping Vietnam quagmire, and predicted that the Soviet leviathan would collapse on its own ..."
Book Review: Forgotten Lessons, by Richard M. Ebeling, Future of Freedom, Mar 1996
Review of Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn by edited by Gregory P. Pavlik, 1995
"One of those few who never became one of FDR's global New Dealers was John T. Flynn. ... Now, thanks to Gregory Pavlik of The Foundation for Economic Education, readers have an opportunity to rediscover John T. Flynn and his anti-New Deal, anti-big government insights. Mr. Pavlik has edited Forgotten Lessons, a collection of some of Flynn's best essays that were written in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s on a variety of both domestic and foreign policy topics."
Seventy Years Since FDR: A Time To Remember John T. Flynn, by Lawrence Reed, 10 Mar 2003
"John T. Flynn was a successful and influential journalist with a reputation for candor and first-rate research. He was neither a shill for Big Government nor a puppet of Big Business. He railed against both when they conspired to undermine the Constitution, erode our freedoms, or suck the nation into foreign entanglements."
The Ideological Odyssey of John T. Flynn, by John E. Moser
"... although he would refer to himself ... as a liberal, he would gradually disassociate himself with the political ideas put forward by individuals such as Franklin Roosevelt and journals such as the New Republic. ... by the late 1950s he had come to embrace an agenda that included abolition of the income tax and complete withdrawal from the United Nations."
The Secret of Pearl Harbor: FDR's Role Exposed — in 1944, by Justin Raimondo, 25 May 2001
"John T. Flynn was one of the first to stand up to the war hysteria, defy the atmosphere of political intimidation, and start asking questions. ... He wrote two scathing pamphlets ... that raised the question for the first time: did FDR have advance warning of the Pearl Harbor catastrophe? "


Perspective: The Road Ahead, The Freeman, Oct 1995
From Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn, 1949
"We must put human freedom as the first of our demands. There can be no security in a nation without freedom. ... We must stop apologizing for our capitalist society. ... We must put an end to the orgy of spending that is rapidly bankrupting the nation. ... We must set about rebuilding in its integrity our republican system of government."
Related Topic: Capitalism
The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, Oct 1945
"By January 1, 1941, Roosevelt had decided to go to war with Japan ... He felt the moment to provoke the attack had come by November ... He was completely sure the Japanese would not strike at Pearl Harbor ... he completely miscalculated ... When the attack came he was appalled and frightened. He dared not give the facts to the country."
Related Topic: World War II

Books Authored

Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays by John T. Flynn
    by John T. Flynn, Foundation for Economic Education, 1995
Partial contents: Whose Child is the NRA - The Case Against Deficit Spending - The Hand in Your Pocket - The War Boom Begins - Militarism: The New Slavery for America - Coming: A Totalitarian America - Eggheads through History - Two Rackets of the UN
  • ISBN 1572460156: Paperback, Foundation for Econ Education, 1st edition, 1995
The Decline of the American Republic and How to Rebuild It, 1955
Related Topic: United States
The Roosevelt Myth: A Critical Account of the New Deal and Its Creator [PDF], 1948
Electronic text available at Ludwig von Mises Institute
While You Slept: Our Tragedy in Asia and Who Made It, 1951
Related Topic: Asia