A Foreign Policy of Freedom

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A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship
Author Ron Paul
Cover artist John Trumbull
Country United States
Language English
Subject international relations, politics, U.S. foreign policy
Genre Politics
Publisher Foundation for Rational Economics and Education
Publication date
June 15, 2007
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 372 pages
ISBN 978-0-912453-00-2
OCLC 145174995
Preceded by Compulsory National Service
Followed by Pillars of Prosperity

A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship is a 2007 compilation of floor speeches to the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Ron Paul.[1][2] They covered a 30-year period and addressed foreign policy. The book was published as an accompaniment to his campaign for the presidency of the United States in the 2008 election. The first edition includes a foreword by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. It is published by the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education of Lake Jackson, Texas.

The cover depicts detail from the 1817 painting Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull, "courtesy of Architect of the Capitol".


Paul and the book were featured on a crowded The Tonight Show on October 30, 2007, and host Jay Leno was able to get Paul to autograph his copy after the show.[3] By March 2008 it had sold "a brisk 37,000 copies".[4]


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  4. Bruner, Jon (2008-03-13). "The Battle for Hearts, Minds and Book Sales". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-04-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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