U.K. Ecologist: How Obama Aid Ravages Third World Farmers

Ecologist (UK), July 27, 2014 Obama food aid ravages Third World farmers by James Bovard The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse – it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries – creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while […]

Continue Reading 3

Wall St. Journal: Sheridan’s 1864 Torching of the Shenandoah Valley

WALL STREET JOURNAL, July 26, 2014 Violence, Chaos and the Expansion of Government Power in 1864 Gen. Grant’s order to turn the Shenandoah Valley into a ‘desert’ signaled an unsettling new chapter in the Civil War. By James Bovard During the second weekend of July, Washington, D.C., celebrated the repulse of  Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s […]

Continue Reading 3

New Review of Attention Deficit Democracy

Joe’s Book Blog reviewed Attention Deficit Democracy earlier this week.  I much appreciate the reviewer’s thoughtful analysis and kind words. * If folks see reviews of Attention Deficit Democracy or my other books, please shoot me a line or post a comment here or elsewhere on the blog.  Thanks! Book Review: Attention Deficit Democracy by […]

Continue Reading 0

9/11 Commission: 10th Anniversary of a Bootlicking National Disgrace

Ten years ago, the 9/11 Commission released its report on the challenges to the nation. Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, the chairman and vice chairman of the commission, have a platitude-laden piece this morning in USA Today: “The “generational challenge” against terrorism we anticipated 10 years ago has entered a new and dangerous phase. America cannot […]

Continue Reading 19

Wash. Times: Americans’ Fading Love of Freedom

Washington Times   July 21, 2014 Sweet land of growing indifference An angry passion for freedom begins to fade by James Bovard Tea Party protesters and some Republicans are portraying the federal government as a vast engine of oppression. Are anti-Obama activists mistaken in presuming that most Americans still care about freedom, though? A Gallup poll […]

Continue Reading 4

Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World

From the FFF‘s April 2014 issue of the Future of Freedom – Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World by James Bovard The U.S. government loves to preen about its generosity to the world’s downtrodden. However, a long series of presidents and their tools have scorned the evidence that their aid programs perennially clobber recipients. Nowhere is this […]

Continue Reading 3

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes