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The Best Speech I Never Gave

Libertarian Institute, October 4, 2021 The Best Speech I Never Gave by James Bovard Prices convey information, especially the price of zero. There is often more latent intelligence signaled by prices than by the claimed good intentions of political zealots—even those on the side of peace and liberty. On the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 […]

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Biden and the Death of Free Speech

American Conservative, January 25, 2021 Joe Biden and the Death of Free Speech The president’s first day was marked by a harsh crackdown on the right to protest. So much for a return to normalcy. January 25, 2021 |James Bovard The media loved Joe Biden’s inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for “unity” struck […]

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Photos from Rowdy Speech at Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 2007

Here are some photos from a raucous speech I gave in 2007 at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. Pro-torture attendees were outraged at my bashing of Bush administration atrocities.  At the end of the rambunctious question-and-answer period, FEE president Richard Ebeling eloquently explained why torture was not a libertarian value.   […]

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2008 Photos from Morgan Ashcom

Seeking to bring order out of the chaos of my hard drive, I came across these photos from a 2008 speech I gave for The Future of Freedom Foundation at George Mason University. (I had to get in one more thrashing of George W. Bush before he left office a few months later.) These pictures […]

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My July 4, 1996 Hell-Raising Libertarian Convention Speech

On July 4 twenty-two years ago, I riled up folks at the Libertarian National Convention.  I talked about the EEOC’s war on Hooters, House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s pig paranoia, zoning idiocy, and other boondoggles. Commenting on a recent idiotic asset forfeiture decision, I noted, “The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court did not explain the equivalency of piracy […]

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Waco Atrocity & Coverup Riff from Mises Institute Conference

My old friend Bill Anderson kindly asked me about the Waco coverup during the question-and-answer portion of my spiel at last week’s Mises Institute conference. Here’s my response: The feds got away with covering up the worst parts of that atrocity – or at least with delaying the damning evidence so long that the political damage […]

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