G. Gordon Liddy has passed away at the age of 90. He achieved fame for his role in the Watergate break-in and later became one of the most informative radio hosts of the 1990s. Liddy had a four hour show and he would routinely spend one hour reading articles out loud and adding his comments. […]
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My old friend Ernie Hancock and I had a rowdy time this morn on his Freedoms Phoenix Radio Show. Ernie kindly asked for a summary of Public Policy Hooligan and I specified that most of the book does not involve people trying to stab me. Ernie asked about the scandal in my old hometown, Front […]
This is the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty, which St. Martin’s Press described as a “bestseller” for at least a decade after its release. Thanks to everyone who bought the book and double-thanks to everyone who whooped it up. I especially want to thank folks who wrote […]
Here’s a remastered (?) interview from April 1994 just after the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty. With legendary talk show host Fred Fiske, one of the most decent & talented radio hosts who I ever met. Fred knew how to draw out my rowdy laugh.
From heresy to conventional wisdom? Excellent New York Times series of articles on crisis of democracy leads with my quote: “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” Headline for the lead NYT essay by Serge Schmemann: “Are the Wolves Devouring Democracy?” Hard-nosed realism on […]
I wrote the following sentence almost a quarter century ago. It is the last sentence of the first chapter of Lost Rights (St. Martins, 1994). Daunting to think how many additional rights & liberties Americans have lost since then…. Thanks to Canva.com for the background & text layout & Not sure of the best music […]
I am still experimenting with layouts for quotes – I welcome any suggestions. The Founding Fathers looked at the liberties they were losing, while modern Americans focus myopically on the freedoms they still retain. Is the fiction of majority rule more valuable than the reality of individual choice? The criminal justice system is increasingly like a socialist […]