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Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion

Libertarian Institute, August 27, 2021 Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion by James Bovard Americans finally recognize the military lies that pervaded the success claims of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.  But democracy promotion was an even bigger sham. Afghanistan was Exhibit A for the triumphal crusade to spread freedom and democracy. After the […]

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Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance

Mises Institute, August 18, 2021 Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance by James Bovard After the Taliban captured Kabul far faster than anyone in Washington forecast, secretary of state Tony Blinken went on Sunday morning talk shows and announced that the US mission in Afghanistan had been “successful.” Unfortunately, there will be plenty of robotic civil […]

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Biden’s Rescue Act Targets Americans’ Freedoms

Biden’s Rescue Act Targets Americans’ Freedoms by James Bovard Since the 1800s, surly Americans have derided politicians for spending tax dollars “like drunken sailors.” Until recently, that was considered a grave character fault. But Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act shows that inebriated spending is now the path to national salvation. It was a common […]

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Pentagon Papers Failed to Stop Media Kowtowing

Mike Gravel passed away on June 26.  He was one of the unsung heroes of the Pentagon Papers, the only U.S. senator who had the courage to champion the Pentagon Papers that destroyed the credibility of American foreign policy. R.I.P. to a politician tough enough to flog Leviathan. Consortium News, June 28, 2021 Pentagon Papers […]

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Zesty Interview with Leighton Smith, Top Podcast in New Zealand

Leighton Smith, a legendary radio host who now does the top podcast in New Zealand, interviewed me last Sunday.  Leighton describes himself as a libertarian conservative and he has long followed political battles both in his country and in the U.S.  I was amazed at how thoroughly Leighton prepped; he pulled up lines that I […]

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H.R. 1 and Herd Count Democracy

American Conservative, March 20, 2021 H.R. 1 and Herd Count Democracy Democrats’ attempt to canonize 2020 election procedures makes a mockery of democracy. by  James Bovard Is it a federal civil rights violation if citizens have to get off their butts in order to cast their votes? Democrats are pushing a national election “reform” bill […]

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The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty

Mises Institute, March 18, 2021 The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty by  James Bovard The notion that Americans will always be free is part of the catechism that is force-fed to public school students. For hundreds of years, philosophers, politicians, and reformers have touted a law of history that assures the ultimate triumph of […]

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