I much appreciate the Belgian website In Flanders Fields posting the text of the Freeman article on torture. I was amused at some of the comments, though I’d be prevaricating if I said I was more fluent in Flemish than in Swahili. Here are the comments the piece has so far generated on this European […]
Archive | August, 2008
This piece from the July issue of The Freeman is now online here (in PDF) and here (in ASCII – paragraph breaks amended slightly in the version below). TORTURE & LIBERTY Freeman July 2008 by James Bovard Is torture compatible with liberty? Unfortunately, this is no longer a hypothetical question. Many Americans who claim to […]
The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my article from the June issue of Freedom Daily. TSA is an agency that never gets enough of what it deserves. But it’s fun to try anyhow. FEDERAL ATTITUDE POLICE by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration has created more gantlets at American airports than most travelers […]
“CIA More Fully Denies Deception About Iraq” – in yesterday’s Washington Post. The subhead should have read: “This Time We Are Not Lying Like Weasels – We Swear!” The Post article on the CIA’s reaction to Ron Suskind’s revelations included this tidbit from the CIA’s prepared statement: “To state what should be obvious, it is […]
This is a flash from the past. I enjoyed the challenge when I was writing this chapter back in @ 1993 to try to frame the issues and ideas in a way that would awake people to the rising political peril. Unfortunately, the book is not out of date. I noticed on the Amazon page […]
The interview with Brian Wilson is now online here. You can listen there or download an MP3. (It is the second interview on the left). Homeland Security took a thrashing. What a bunch of hooligans! And who was that government apologist who called up and urged everybody not to worry???
I will be on the Brian Wilson program on WHFS (105.7 FM) in Baltimore at 1:05 pm today (Friday, 8/22). You can listen live here. (The listen live link is in the upper right hand corner of the page). We will be whupping up on the latest federal surveillance outrages.