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War on Terror: Still a Sham After 19 Years

Nineteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the War on Terror is still the biggest sham of this century. President George W. Bush promised to “rid the world of evil” and instead unleashed war and carnage.  American troops are now fighting in 14 nations as part of an endless crusade against “extremists.” President Obama provided massive […]

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How Intellectuals Cured ‘Tyrannophobia’

American Conservative, July 24, 2020 How Intellectuals Cured ‘Tyrannophobia’ American presidents have adopted Hobbesian levels of power.   by  Jim Bovard Almost 400 years ago, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote a book scoffing at tyrannophobia—the “fear of being strongly governed.” This was a peculiar term that Hobbes invented in Leviathan, since civilized nations had feared […]

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A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash

Libertarian Institute, July 16, 2020 A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash by James Bovard “If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?” said Rhett Butler, the savvy anti-hero in Gone with the Wind. Politicians, activist historians, and social justice warriors have awarded the American […]

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Old Coins Taught Me to Never Trust the Government

Mises Institute, July 2, 2020  How Collecting Old Coins Taught Me to Never Trust the Government by James Bovard Old coins vaccinated me against trusting politicians long before I grew my first scruffy beard. I began collecting coins when I was eight years old in 1965, the year President Lyndon Johnson began eliminating all the […]

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Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy

Counterpunch, March 6, 2020 Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy by James Bovard Turkey is ratcheting up its invasion of Syria and trying to drag NATO into Erdogan’s personal rehabilitation scheme. Threats and counter-threats are flying as thickly as the bombs and bullets. It remains to be seen whether U.S. policymakers will […]

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USA TODAY: Secrecy Subverting Democracy: Obama Weaponized Classification

USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to […]

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Ukraine and Biggest Absurdity of Impeachment

American Renewal  / Daily Caller, January 29, 2020 Impeachment’s Biggest Absurdity: Our Toxic Fixation On Useless And Corrupting Ukraine Aid by James Bovard The campaign to convict and remove President Donald Trump in the Senate hinges on delays in disbursing U.S. aid to Ukraine. Ukraine was supposedly on the verge of great progress until Trump […]

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