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War on Terror is Biggest Sham of Our Era

The War on Terror quickly became the greatest political sham of our lifetimes. Politicians exploited the 9/11 attacks to seize boundless power over Americans and much of the world. President Bush invoked the 9/11 attacks to launch an unjust and foolish attack on Iraq, destabilizing the entire Middle East. President Obama provided massive military aid […]

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John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy

Future of Freedom Foundation John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy by James Bovard When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a “warrior for peace.” In reality, McCain embodied a toxic mix of […]

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R.I.P., Rep. Walter Jones, a Fearless Fighter for Peace

RIP to Rep. Walter Jones, one of the most courageous and outspoken critics of reckless American foreign policy. He proved that even a congressman is corrigible: he went from a zealot supporter of the Iraq War (and the source of the anti-French “Freedom Fries” moniker) to one of the most savvy critics of the war […]

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My 2 ¢ on George H.W. Bush’s Funeral and Career

I saw George H.W. Bush give a speech in southern Illinois in early 1980 when he was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. His spiel was the usual campaign stump speech, with nothing memorable. However, after the speech, a young student at Southern Illinois University politely asked him about his role in the Trilateral Commission. […]

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17 Years of the War On Terrorism

Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, it is time to ask: Will America ever politically recover?  Politicians have exploited those day to seize so much power and launch attacks on so many foreign nations. Will this constitutional travesty never end? This is also the 15th anniversary of the publication of Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, […]

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Laurence Vance’s new book, The Free Society

At the Mises Institute conference in Auburn in March, Laurence Vance kindly gave me a copy of his latest book, The Free Society. Laurence is one of the hardest working writers I know, and this is his 27th book.  Laurence is also the editor of the Classic Reprints series and the director of the Francis Wayland […]

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The Hill: Another State of Democracy Report Ignores Cause of Plummeting Trust

The Hill, June 29, 2018 Another ‘state of democracy’ report ignores real cause of plummeting trust by James Bovard The 937th report on the crisis of democracy in the Trump era was released Tuesday. Half of Americans polled believe that the U.S. is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country” and two-thirds believe democracy is […]

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