As part of his new think tank, Ron Paul, the former twelve-term Republican Texas congressman, will open a summer school to teach non-interventionist foreign policy to college and graduate students.
"We have to reach the young people and change the people's attitudes," Paul said at an event Wednesday to launch his Institute for Peace and Prosperity. "But I am optimistic... I haven't had a young person come up and say: 'We need more war.' Young people are instinctively opposed to this."
Daniel McAdams, Paul's former congressional foreign policy aide and the head of the newly formed think tank, told Whispers that the summer school would likely launch next year, but that events for young people would happen sooner.
The school is being modeled after the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala., a libertarian school of economics that holds summer lectures, reading groups and social functions every year. McAdams tells Whispers that nearly a dozen professors and scholars have already been recruited to develop curriculum for the school and serve on the faculty. Paul will also address the students at the end of the summer.
For clues as to the curriculum, look no further than Paul's non-interventionist policies. At the event Wednesday, the former Congressman described the briefings he received while in office as events that "aren't giving you information" but instead "war propaganda."