Updated Review Comments on Attention Deficit Democracy

Folks occasionally ask me what sort of response ATTENTION DEFICIT DEMOCRACY is generating.  Here is the latest set of reviews & comments. (I don’t think the publisher is planning to put the “character assassinations” quote from the Washington Times review on the front cover of future editions).  For more information on the book  & links to reviews, wander over to  www.jimbovard.com 

“Bovard explains how supposedly free citizens have bought into the lies and frauds offered by the political class…. Bovard offers wise counsel and sage advice. But if he is right, the voters will be sure to ignore it.” Steve Greenhut, Orange County Register

“A lively attack on politicians, voters and government. Bovard’s indictment of an ineffective but ever-expanding federal government would make any libertarian proud.” Ari Melber, New York Post

 “Spectacular... Attention Deficit Democracy displays Bovard’s emergence as a formidable prose stylist. Relentlessly incisive and epigrammatic, Bovard at his best reminds me of Nock and Mencken. And in the course of nearly 300 pages, he very rarely – if ever – descends from that exalted level.” Will Grigg, Editor in Chief, New American

“Readers looking for a rousing refresher on the merits of skepticism will find it here in spades.” Publishers Weekly

 “Bovard is an iconoclast’s iconoclast. While much of the western world unquestioningly accepts democracy’s pretenses… Bovard not only questions those pretenses, he proves them false…. Bovard yanks the curtain off the voting booth.” Becky Akers, Counterpunch

“Bovard is a partisan of neither major party, only of liberty…. The American people must start paying attention, and thus start being more outraged. Reading Attention Deficit Democracy is a perfect place to start.” Anthony Gregory, Freedom Daily

“Our modern-day Thomas Paine has done it again. In Attention Deficit Democracy Bovard bombards us with the same high level of unfettered ‘Common Sense’ perspective on freedom that we’ve come to expect from him.” Joe Fondren, WRJM, Alabama radio

“Playing fast and loose…. Bombthrower…. A grating tone…. Overheated…. Trafficking in shopworn dissident rhetoric… Character assassinations… Such smearing is all in a day’s work for Mr. Bovard…” Washington Times

“It is fantastic. I could not stop thinking about it. It is the unheard truth behind what is happening in the United States.” Liz Skrobiszewski, WRIR Richmond, Virginia. “This is an amazing book… A fantastic job… Bovard is one of the best writers for freedom in the world today.” Gardner Goldsmith, WNTK New Hampshire

“Attention Deficit Democracy warns us in no uncertain terms that unless we reverse the accelerating trend toward a country populated by a people largely ignorant of history, civics, and politics, we will wake up one day – soon- and find we have no freedom left; because we didn’t even recognize it when we had it.” Former Rep. Bob Barr

Attention Deficit Democracy not only diagnoses our national malady, it provides a remedy as well. If you care about the loss of our liberty, have people read this book. Once Bovard gets their blood boiling, they start paying attention!” Charles Goyette, Air America

“It is a great book. People should not read this book unless they are willing to have their arms twisted to think for themselves.” Ron Smith, WBAL, Baltimore

“Attention Deficit Democracy is Bovard’s best book. You can open it up anywhere, start reading, and every paragraph will smack you upside the head.” Brian Wilson, WSPD Toledo

“It‘s a wonderful book. It is really thought provoking. Anyone who wants to think out there is in for a treat with this book.” Bill Borst, WGNU Radio St. Louis

“Bovard… is one of very few journalists who are both pro-freedom and willing to dig… The dry wit is vintage Bovard, and is plentiful throughout Attention Deficit Democracy. Such Menckenesque touches are much appreciated… ” Freedom Maven Sunni Maravillosa, Sunni’s Salon 

“James Bovard has hit another one out of the park… Americans may suffer from an attention deficit when it comes to their government, but your attention will be riveted on this book. By the time I reached the final page, my copy bristled with Post-It notes marking Jim’s brilliant observations, startling facts, and wickedly witty statements.” Claire Wolfe, author

“Bovard is one of my favorite authors… Attention Deficit Democracy is kind of a painful read.” Jan Mickleson, WHO Iowa radio

“Attention Deficit Democracy is a wake-up call to the American people. As Bovard reveals one ridiculous lie after another, you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.” Laissez Faire Books







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6 Responses to Updated Review Comments on Attention Deficit Democracy

  1. Sunni April 27, 2006 at 9:54 am #

    Wow, thanks for including me in such fine company! One question though: what’s an “internet maven”?

  2. Jim April 27, 2006 at 9:59 am #

    Shizam! Maybe that was on somebody else’s business card from the Freedom Summit in Phoenix????

  3. Sunni April 27, 2006 at 8:32 pm #

    Well, since I don’t have any business cards, you’d be right …

  4. Jim April 27, 2006 at 8:38 pm #

    A likely story.

    That’s the same thing that Karl Rove told the Grand Jury yesterday, according to the NY Times.

    And we know what’s gonna happen to him.

  5. Sunni April 29, 2006 at 11:57 pm #

    A birthday cake with candles?

  6. Jim April 30, 2006 at 9:01 pm #


    Regardless – happy birthday, Sunni!