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Assange Arrest a Deadly Threat to Free Press

I will write more on this shortly….   Unmentioned in Assange arrest coverage – the US govt. after 9/11 dropped an Iron Curtain around itself. @wikileaks exposed US govt. crimes no one else would touch. https://t.co/MMahFJqyc6 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 11, 2019 Julian Assange is charged with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion." What about […]

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Seymour Hersh and the Decline of Knockdown Journalism

The American Conservative Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed. By James Bovard • August 17, 2018 Journalist Seymour Hersh in 2009. Credit: Institute for Policy Studies/Flickr Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir, Sy Hersh. Knopf, June […]

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Thomas Hobbes’ Forgotten Warning for Leviathans

On Thomas Hobbes’ birthday, this warning should be heeded by the Leviathans that now rule most of the world: “When men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.” I used that line as the header quote for the final chapter of Freedom in Chains (1999). Now if only I […]

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FFF: Red-Green Delusions on Soviet Bloc History

Red-Green Delusions on Soviet-Bloc History by James Bovard February 28, 2018 The New York Times is running a series of “Red Century” articles extolling some of the virtues of communism on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Last August, the Times showcased a Yale University lecturer rhapsodizing about the Soviets’ environmental record in a […]

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USA TODAY: Don’t Partner with Tyrants to Fight Terrorism (2002)

I was sweeping away some clutter today and came across this clip of one of the first pieces I wrote for a national paper on the War on Terrorism.   Most editors saw me back then as hopelessly cynical, but Chris Collins at the USA Today editorial page gave me a shot.  She was always great to work with.   […]

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