Author Archive | Jim

The Idiocy Behind the Federal Takeover of Agriculture

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my article on how the feds seized control of American agriculture in the late 1920s and early 1930s.   This story is not conducive to trust in either politicians or intellectuals. Here’s the wrapup of the piece: Though much of the farm crisis of the early 1930s was […]

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Thanks to FFF and Anthony Gregory!

According to the Code of Ethics of the National Writers Union, I am prohibited from abstaining from quoting a positive book review. The April issue of the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily has a long, thorough, and generous review on Attention Deficit Democracy. The reviewer, Anthony Gregory, has been doing some of the hardest […]

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on Alabama/Southeast U.S. radio Monday morning (4/3)

WRJM talk show host Joe Fondren will be interviewing me on Monday morning at 815 Central time (915 Eastern time) regarding Attention Deficit Democracy. Mr. Fondren mentioned that since the radio station is 100,000 watts, it reaches from Alabama into northern FLA and probably other adjoining turfs. WRJM is an FM station at 93.7 on […]

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Fan Letter of the Week: “Thy Name is Cowardice”

Email Subject line:  James Bovard, thy name is Cowardice “Five to seven million Iraqis disappeared, the majority of them Shiites.” – National Geographicmagazine, June 2004, page 28More to the point, WHO is doing the majority of the killing of Iraqi civilians?(HINT: It is NOT Americans. Can you say “Suicide Bombers”? Or how about “Islamofascist Hit […]

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Washington Times Publishes my Response

Letters to the editor March 29, 2006     I appreciate The Washington Times printing a review of my new book, “Attention Deficit Democracy” (“Finding American voters wanting?” Books, Sunday). The reviewer states that “what Mr. Bovard leaves out is that these Founding fathers were suspicious of untrammelled democracy itself.”     I am perplexed by this comment, since […]

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Bummer! I have Lost My Best Source!

Now I know how General Robert E. Lee felt in 1864 when informed of the death of his calvary leader, Gen. Jeb Stuart.   Lee responded that he had “lost the eyes of the army.” (The previous year, when informed of the death of Stonewall Jackson, Lee said that he had lost his right arm.) Well, […]

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Orange County Register: “Defining Freedom Down”

The Orange County Register ran my op-ed, “Defining Freedom Down.”  The page does not have a link, so I am posting the piece here. The Future of Freedom Foundation today shotgunned out an op-ed of mine that is very similar to this article.   Orange County Register, March 17, 2006 “Defining Freedom Down” by James Bovard […]

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