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Fear-Mongering and Servitude (2011)

Freeman, June 2011 Fear-Mongering and Servitude  by  James Bovard In his 1776 essay, “Thoughts on Government,” John Adams observed, “Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve […]

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On 9/11, Remember Not to Exalt Politicians

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Americans must not forget how politicians exploited that day’s carnage to seize far more power.  The only 9/11 lessons that Washington politicians learned was to spend more money, violate more rights, and bomb more nations. The only “9/11 lessons” that Washington politicians learned: spend more money, violate […]

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Trump’s Afghanistan Speech: Hustling Used Carnage

  Trump’s speech on Afghanistan this evening reminded me of this book cover from the early 1970s.  This was probably some of the first political humor which I relished.  National Lampoon was much more reliable on Nixon’s foreign policy than was the Washington Post. Here is my running commentary via Facebook: So Trump will speak […]

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MP3 of Brian Wilson interview on Trump, Deep State, Terror Buffoonery, Etc.

Talk show legend Brian Wilson interviewed me yesterday for his Libertas Media Project. This is also posted at LibertyNation, which is now featuring Brian’s podcasts. Here’s his summary: “Author James Bovard (Freedom in Chains, Lost Rights, Attention Deficit Democracy) joins us for an overview of the good, bad and ugly early days of the Trump […]

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Counterpunch: Trump’s Fearmongering is Tawdry Presidential Tradition

Counterpunch, February 13, 2017 Trump’s Fearmongering is a Tawdry Presidential Tradition by James Bovard President Donald Trump is being reviled for wildly exaggerating the peril of Muslim refugees. Some commentators fret that his rhetoric signals a new fascist era descending on America. A recent Washington Post news analysis derided Trump’s fearmongering: “Playing upon the nation’s […]

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Carping on the Prez Campaign, Drone Killings, Metro terrorism, etc.

Due process 2016-style Newly-released documents show that Obama must both wink & nod before drones kill US citizens https://t.co/O7DSYK8QCo — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 7, 2016 WPost oped sez release of 28 pages on 9/11 won' t"stop conspiracy theories" – 'cuz they show govt. lies? @28Pages https://t.co/pho0b9b00f — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 4, 2016 FBI […]

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