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American Foreign Policy: Idiocy or Perfidy?

American Conservative Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Crusades Ted Carpenter’s new book raises important questions about who is wagging who. By James Bovard • October 2, 2019 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support For Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements by Ted Galen Carpenter, 2019, Cato Institute, […]

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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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Bashing the War on Terrorism in 2003 Speech

Here’s are outtakes  of my speech and rebuttals from an Independent Institute panel on Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, held in November 2003 in Oakland, California.  I was in California as part of a national book tour to promote Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Peace, and Justice to Rid the World of Evil […]

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Forgotten FBI Anti-Terrorism Entrapment Debacles

The owner of the limousine company that killed 20 people in New York last weekend was an FBI informant who helped carry out two big entrapment operations against Muslims after 9/11. Prior to being recruited by the FBI, he was caught helping people cheat on DMV tests.  Before that, he was arrested for murder in […]

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Supreme Court: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Mises Institute, September 26, 2018 The Supreme Court: The Dog that Didn’t Bark by James Bovard The furor over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is spurring many commentators to bewail that the Supreme Court has become too powerful. But the real problem is that the Court is now often little more than a fig leaf […]

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Podcast: Are We All Terrorist Suspects Now?

Here’s my first solo podcast, produced for the Future of Freedom Foundation.  Thanks to Bart Frazier for hammering out some of the kinks in the video file. The definitions of terrorist suspects have multiplied like rabbits since the 9/11 attacks 17 years ago today.   Here’s a 7 minute rundown of some bizarre standards the government […]

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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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