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Biggest Korean War Lesson: Never Trust Pentagon on Atrocities

American Conservative, June 26, 2020 The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About For decades they covered up the U.S. massacre of civilians at No Gun Ri and elsewhere. This is why we never learn our lessons. by  Jim Bovard June 25th was the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. […]

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Idiot Policies Funnier in Portuguese?

Mises Brasil   [thanks for translating! Original English version is here; my 1987 Wall Street Journal oped is here] Alguns fatos cômicos (e patéticos) sobre o comércio internacional dentro do bloco soviético by James Bovard, November 12, 2019 Quando não estão matando, socialistas são uma comédia de erros Uma das maiores contribuições de Ludwig von […]

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My First Time to East Berlin

MY FIRST TIME IN EAST BERLIN by James Bovard This is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — one of the most glorious moments in the modern history of freedom. I first passed through that wall while hitchhiking around Europe in the summer of 1977. After camping in West German woods […]

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ADN-ZB-Stöhr-4.12.1961-In der Nacht vom 3. zum 4.12.1961 wurde begonnen, an weiteren Abschnitten die Staatsgrenze der DDR zu Westberlin zu festigen. Auf unserem Foto die Panzersperre am Kontrollpunkt Friedrichstraße.

My First East Berlin Escapade

MY FIRST EAST BERLIN ESCAPADE By James Bovard This is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – one of the most glorious moments in the modern history of freedom.  I first passed through that wall while hitchhiking around Europe in the summer of 1977. After camping in West German woods within […]

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Karl Marx & the Great Socialist Revival

Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival by James Bovard January 9, 2019 Socialism’s popularity is reviving in America. Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez captured a seat in the new Congress and is calling for confiscatory tax rates at the same time Democratic Socialist candidates are thriving in many areas of the nation. The Washington Post reported […]

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Podcast: My Train Trip to Communist Hell

Millennials like Communism?!? I was vaccinated against it when I traveled to Romania, dodging secret agent hookers, surly clerks, and gullible guards with machine guns.  I avoided arrest and whacked hell out of the regime in the New York Times after I returned. Two years later, an uprising ended with the execution of the country’s […]

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New York Times 1987: Eastern Europe, the New Third World

Some folks think that I have only recently become cynical.  Actually, my skepticism has a long pedigree… xxx New York Times, December 20, 1987 BUSINESS FORUM: ECONOMIC COLLAPSE; Eastern Europe, the New Third World By JAMES BOVARD     IN the wake of the summit talks between President Reagan and the Soviet leader Mikhail S. […]

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