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FFF: Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom

Future of Freedom Foundation, Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom by James Bovard October 18, 2016 Some of my anarcho-libertarian tendencies arose thanks to the years I spent as a Boy Scout. Joining the Scouts was an easy decision, since my father was a Scoutmaster. Even without the family obligation, I might have signed […]

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Obama Gets Bum Rap on Paris

Lots of folks are hammering Obama for not going to Paris for the march this past weekend. I think he is getting a bum rap. There was no excuse for the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. But the event turned into a Parade of Political Hypocrites with a vanload of repressive politicians hijacking the […]

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Governments are Biggest Environmental Wreckers

  Hundreds of thousands of people marched in New York City yesterday to protest climate change. Many protestors carried signs denouncing capitalism for “killing the planet.”  Similar claims were made in the 1980s – and they inspired me to snoop behind the Iron Curtain to document the environmental ravages of East Bloc socialism.  Those regimes […]

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Wash. Times: Bill Clinton’s Body Snatching Legacy in Kosovo

Washington Times, August 5, 2014 When the spoils of war are human organs by James Bovard Bill Clinton’s Kosovo ‘freedom fighters’ trafficked in body parts Former President Bill Clinton continues to be feted around the world as a progressive champion of human rights. However, a European Union task force last week confirmed that the ruthless […]

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My First Encounter with Hitler’s Sea Wall – 1977

This is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. It is a great blessing that western Europe is now at peace – regardless of how much political leaders squabble at the commemoration ceremony. D-Day back in the news reminds me of my first visit to World War Two venues. In 1977, after dropping […]

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