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More Bush-Inspired Epigrams for his Library Day

In honor of Bush’s library dedication today, here are some more epigrams he inspired from Terrorism & Tyranny (Palgrave, 2003) Killing foreigners is no substitute for protecting Americans. Habeas corpus is an insurance policy to prevent governments from going berserk. Perpetual war inevitably begets perpetual repression. It is impossible to destroy all alleged enemies of […]

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Bush Betrayal Epigrams – in honor of Library Day

Down in Texas, the George W. Bush Library will be officially opened today.  In honor of the occasion, here’s a few epigrams from my 2004 book, The Bush Betrayal: Truth is a lagging indicator in politics. The arrogance of power is the best hope for the survival of freedom. The only way to reconcile the […]

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Don’t Scapegoat Freedom for Leviathan’s Failures

Listening to the media touting Obama around the clock reminded me of a piece I wrote for Sheldon Richman, editor of the Freeman, five years ago. Unfortunately, the media and intellectuals are playing the same bunkum games now that they did under the previous president. Here are some one-liners plucked from the following article: * […]

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Democracy Declining Around the Globe?

I wrote this review 3 years ago for the American Conservative. However, since democracy is still floundering in a heap of places, the analysis is not yet out of date. Many of Obama’s policies since 2010 illustrate how representative government is descending into Elective Dictatorship. Here are a few extracts of my comments from the […]

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Democracy vs. Liberty (2006)

Today’s Foundation for Economic Education‘s email lists a 2006 Freeman article I wrote as a “timely classic.” Unfortunately, the article is not out of date.  Once more around the track…. Here are some of the punchier lines from the piece: *The more confused people’s thinking becomes, the easier it is for rulers to invoke democracy […]

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My Time in the Tower of London 2006

Musing how Bush’s war on terror and invasion of Iraq ten years ago changed the world… Here’s one of my old fav pieces first published in 2006 by the Future of Freedom Foundation, supplemented with a few photos I took. When I visited the Tower of London, I was mesmerized by Traitor’s Gate. I wondered […]

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Bush’s Forgotten Fabrications on Iraq War

On this tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, here are a couple pieces I wrote shortly before and after Bush attacked Iraq. I had thought that Bush’s rascalities would evoke a much stronger backlash than actually occurred. The mainstream media was occasionally willing to print pieces opposing the war or calling out […]

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