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200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny

Here’s my tribute to one of the best and least appreciated classics of American political thought. Here is a link to a free version of the original printing from 1822. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Tyranny_Unmasked/HhHVAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover 200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny by James Bovard This is the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the […]

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FDR’s Great Gold Robbery

Today is the anniversary of one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s worst infamies – his confiscation of privately-owned gold.  I wrote the following article in 1999 for Sheldon Richman at the Foundation for Economic Education. This article was a spinoff of Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. […]

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Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective

American Institute for Economic Research, March 24, 2021 Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective James Bovard Over the past year, Americans’ rights and liberties have been ravaged worse than almost anyone expected at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fearmongering quickly proved the ticket for politicians to seize almost unlimited power. But heavy-handed government decrees were […]

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Post-Election Uplift

Best quote for this week? Lily Tomlin said, “No matter how cynical you get, it is not enough to keep up.” Deceiving citizens violates voting rights as much as barring people from polling places. https://t.co/yY2kPoOfXt — James Bovard (@JimBovard) November 6, 2020 This post-election vote counting is like extra innings of a baseball playoff game […]

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Defining Despotism Down

American Institute for Economic Research, October 27, 2020 Defining Despotism Down James Bovard The simultaneous defining down of both democracy and despotism is 2020’s darkest legacy. Voters are recognizing that their ballots merely choose elective dictators who can exempt themselves from the Constitution simply by pronouncing the word “emergency.” At the same time, despotism is […]

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MP3 Video Chicago Talk Radio on Covid Shutdown Insanity

Radio hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson and I had fun smacking Covid-crackdown nonsense this morning on Chicago’s AM 560. Amazing how much wreckage that mayors and governors have inflicted in the name of public safety. Watch the interview below or at YouTube –  my interview starts about 7 minutes in (thanks, JdL)  

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Two Types of Terror in Michigan

American Institute for Economic Research, October 9, 2020 Two Types of Terror in Michigan James Bovard  #StopTrumpsTerror is one of the hottest trending topics on Twitter, with more than 90,000 tweets. Yesterday, the FBI announced the arrest of six people yesterday in a plot (perhaps government-hatched) to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her […]

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