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The Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

From the July issue of the American Conservative – my review of a fine new book – Global Undemocratic Revolution Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security, John Kampfner, Basic Books, 294 pages By James Bovard Freedom for Sale is the best synopsis of the recent collapse of restraints on government […]

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Welfarization and the Capsizing of Democracy

Liberty Central just posted online my analysis of how government handouts subvert self-government… WELFARIZATION AND THE CAPSIZING OF DEMOCRACY by Jim Bovard The Founding Fathers intended that America be composed of self-reliant individuals who would not hesitate to pull the reins in on their rulers. However, in the past 75 years, the soaring number of […]

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Tea Party Pushback: Now I’m a Traitor, Racist, Communist, and Nazi

My Christian Science Monitor op-ed on the Tea Party movement is spurring some uplifting responses. My article concluded, America needs real champions of freedom – not poorly informed Republican accomplices.” A phalanx of Tea Party activists rushed to vindicate their movement and prove me wrong. Following is their rebuttal to the article: Comments from the […]

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My Culpability for the Oklahoma City Bombing

I almost forgot my role in the Oklahoma City bombing. No – I’ve never been to Oklahoma. But a 1999 Los Angeles Times review of one of my books made similar points to what Bill Clinton made in his New York Times op-ed on Monday. The reviewer, Anthony Day, was horrified at my rejection of […]

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Happy 90th Birthday, Thomas Szasz!!

April 15 is the 90th birthday of Thomas Szasz, one of the great heroes of freedom in our time. Thanks to his work, millions of people around the globe have had fewer shackles on their lives. His most famous book is The Myth of Mental Illness. In the nearly 50 years since that came out, […]

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Claire Wolfe’s Zesty New Freedom-Fighting Blog

Great News for Freedom: Claire Wolfe, one of America’s most eloquent and principled political writers, is again blogging. She is posting her thoughts on a near-daily basis at the Backwoods Home blog site here. Claire’s first book, 101 Things to Do Until the Revolution , quickly became a cult classic. No wonder, with zippety lines […]

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Frightening Voters Into Submission

From the November 2009 issue of the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily… Frightening Voters Into Submission by James Bovard Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge has a new book out that reveals that he almost resigned because the Bush administration was hustling bogus terror alerts before the 2004 election. Ridge’s revelation was not surprising to […]

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