Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post

Garet Garrett (19 February 1878 – 6 November 1954), born Edward Peter Garrett, was an American journalist and author, who is noted for his opposition to the New Deal and U.S. involvement in World War II.


An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1, by Richard Ebeling, Future of Freedom, Apr 2003
Examines Garet Garrett's still relevant essay "The Rise of Empire" and the concept of "unilateralism" espoused by Charles Krauthammer
"Fifty years ago, the classical liberal author and journalist Garet Garrett published a collection of essays called The People's Pottage (1953). In the midst of the Korean War, he tried to persuade the American people that the United States was on a new course that conflicted with the original conception of the nation."
Related Topic: Imperialism
Garet Garrett (1878-1954) On Empire, by Joseph R. Stromberg, 5 Aug 2000
Related Topic: Imperialism
Garet Garrett: Exemplar of the Old Right, by Justin Raimondo, The American Enterprise
"Garrett wrote novels in his youth, short stories and serials for the old Saturday Evening Post – he later became the magazine’s chief editorial writer – and his flair for the dramatic, the unexpected turn of a phrase, embellishes his later essays and nonfiction books. His classic trilogy of booklets, The Revolution Was, Ex America, and Rise of Empire ... In a last burst of eloquence he turned out three books in the final few years of his life, including The American Story – a history book such as could not be written (or published) today."
Garet Garrett Revived, by Bruce Ramsey, 26 Mar 2002
Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism, by Alan Fairgate, Feb 1976
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
"Garet Garrett is another prominent representative of the isolationist movement who recognized the important links between domestic economic policies of the New Deal and interventionist foreign policies adopted during World War II and the postwar period. ... Among the fundamental characteristics of Empire Garrett listed: a strong executive power, subordination of domestic to foreign policy, ascendancy of the military over the civilian mind, a dominant psychological sense of constant fear, and a 'vast system of entanglement' which would automatically involve the United States in any conflict that erupted in any part of the world."
Who Is Garet Garrett?, by Jeffrey Tucker, Mises Daily, 25 Oct 2007
Biographical, including his novels and non-fiction writing
"If Garet Garrett (1878-1954) is known at all today, it is by those who are captivated by the handful of intellectuals who wrote in opposition to the New Deal planning state and the regimentation of national life it brought about. ... Garrett is a case study in a forgotten genius. How did it happen? War? Depression? Politics? I don't know. I can only say that he should rank among the master novelists and politico-economist journalists of the last century."


Ex America [PDF], 1951
The People's Pottage [PDF], 1953
The Revolution Was, 1938

Books Authored

Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939-1942
    by Garet Garrett, Bruce Ramsey (Introduction), 2003
Editorials from Aug 1939-Jan 1942; contents: Introduction - Invitation - The Call - Sacrifices - The State - Consent - Meaning - Reminder - Last Stand - Global Dream - Country - Comrades - Confidence - Maneuvers - Eleventh Hour - Unity - Afterword
Related Topic: War
Garet Garrett's: The People's Pottage [PDF], 1992
Electronic version available at, includes "The Revolution Was," "Ex America" and "The Rise of Empire"

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