My hit on “Bush’s War on Democracy”

My piece, “Defining Democracy Down,” is in the April 24 issue of American Conservative, hitting newstands and mailboxes this weekend.  Here are some excerpts: American Conservative April 24 DEFINING DEMOCRACY DOWN by James Bovard  George W. Bush has been more emphatic about spreading democracy than any president since Woodrow Wilson. Yet Bush’s policies have subverted […]

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My op-ed: “Bush’s Bogus Theory of Boundless Power”

The Future of Freedom Foundation is launching an op-ed of mine on “Bush’s Bogus Theory of Absolute Power.” The Baltimore Chronicle is using the piece.  Other links will follow.  ‘Course, with the news out yesterday on Bush’s personal role in approving the leak of classified information, the motto of Lily Tomlin comes to mind: “No matter how […]

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Thanks to Will Grigg & the New American!

Will Grigg, who has one of the zestiest, hard-hitting political blogs anywhere, has a review of Attention Deficit Democracy in the April 17 issue of The New American.  Grigg’s article, entitled “Great Leader Democracy,” starts out as follows: “Most Americans are disinclined to think deeply about the tyrannical actions of government, but James Bovard’s Attention […]

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Another TSA Frisk Gone Awry

Brian Doyle, the #2 spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, has done yeoman work in helping Americans understand how the Transportation Security Administration is protecting them.  After TSA air marshals gunned down Rigoberto Alipizar outside of a plane in Miami last December, Doyle justified the killing to the media: “He threatened that he had a […]

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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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