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D.C.’s “Best Information Available” Charade

American Institute for Economic Research, February 19, 2022 D.C.’s “Best Information Available” Charade James Bovard On a sweltering June morning in 1993, I loitered in a long line of people stretched down a football-field length hallway on the third floor of the headquarters of the US Commerce Department. The queue started outside the entrance of […]

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9/11 and My Pariah Decade

Mises Institute, September 6, 2021 Remember When Conservatives “Canceled” Anyone against the War on Terror? I Do. by James Bovard Life in American changed twenty years ago after the 9/11 attacks. Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to President George W. Bush’s antiterrorism crusade. Anyone who denied “they hate us […]

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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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Korean War’s Forgotten Lessons on the Evil of Intervention

 The Korean War’s Forgotten Lessons on the Evil of Intervention by James Bovard November 16, 2020 This year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers died in that conflict that should have permanently vaccinated the nation against the folly […]

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George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery by James Bovard After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared […]

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