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De-Sacralizing Democracy to Save Liberty

from the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily (July issue) – posted online today – De-Sacralizing Democracy to Save Liberty by James Bovard In the 1770s, the British colonists living in America won their freedom from British rule thanks to the

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Podcast: Brian Wilson Interview on Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

Talk Show mastermind Brian Wilson and I had fun today discussing the worldwide downfall of democracy. This trend has gone so far that it might even affect Toledo. Brian took the high road – preferring to discuss Berlusconi’s Italian corruption rather than Singapore culinary prohibitions. You can download or listen to the @ 15 minute […]

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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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