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Libertarian Institute at Students for Liberty

The International Students for Liberty is holding their tenth annual conference in Washington this weekend. I ambled down and caught up with some old friends like Sheldon Richman and Scott Horton. Jared Labell was there – those three are the core (along with Will Grigg) of the newly formed Libertarian Institute. I caught Angela Keaton’s […]

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MP3 of Brian Wilson interview on Trump, Deep State, Terror Buffoonery, Etc.

Talk show legend Brian Wilson interviewed me yesterday for his Libertas Media Project. This is also posted at LibertyNation, which is now featuring Brian’s podcasts. Here’s his summary: “Author James Bovard (Freedom in Chains, Lost Rights, Attention Deficit Democracy) joins us for an overview of the good, bad and ugly early days of the Trump […]

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Counterpunch: Trump’s Fearmongering is Tawdry Presidential Tradition

Counterpunch, February 13, 2017 Trump’s Fearmongering is a Tawdry Presidential Tradition by James Bovard President Donald Trump is being reviled for wildly exaggerating the peril of Muslim refugees. Some commentators fret that his rhetoric signals a new fascist era descending on America. A recent Washington Post news analysis derided Trump’s fearmongering: “Playing upon the nation’s […]

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Hate Mail Highlights of 2004

Some folks believe that the current acrimony in American politics is unprecedented. Not so. After Bush Betrayal was published in late summer 2004, I received a torrent of emails from indignant readers via a Palgrave MacMillan blogsite. Happily, most of the commentors did not use a spellchecker. Many  Bush supporters took the time to explain the […]

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USA Today: Trump’s Fearmongering is White House Tradition

USA Today, February 8, 2017 Hey, wait a minute, Trump’s fear-mongering isn’t new by James Bovard Stoking public fear is a bipartisan White House tradition to boost presidential power. President Trump is being reviled for wildly exaggerating the peril of Muslim refugees. Some commentators fret that his rhetoric signals a new fascist era descending on […]

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FFF: Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia by James Bovard When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly after 9/11 as federal-state-local partnerships to better […]

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