Tag Archives | vietnam war

Bovard-hike-Great-Falls-Winter-DSC_0995-(2)

Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance

Mises Institute, August 18, 2021 Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance by James Bovard After the Taliban captured Kabul far faster than anyone in Washington forecast, secretary of state Tony Blinken went on Sunday morning talk shows and announced that the US mission in Afghanistan had been “successful.” Unfortunately, there will be plenty of robotic civil […]

Continue Reading

The “Honest History” Fraud

The “Honest History” Fraud James Bovard – July 20, 2021 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently proclaimed that her union members have a right to teach “honest history” in government classrooms. But putting politicians, bureaucrats, and union zealots in charge of a curriculum is the worst recipe for candor. Rather than truth, the […]

Continue Reading
UH-1D_Operation_MacArthur_Vietnam_1967

Pentagon Papers Failed to Stop Media Kowtowing

Mike Gravel passed away on June 26.  He was one of the unsung heroes of the Pentagon Papers, the only U.S. senator who had the courage to champion the Pentagon Papers that destroyed the credibility of American foreign policy. R.I.P. to a politician tough enough to flog Leviathan. Consortium News, June 28, 2021 Pentagon Papers […]

Continue Reading
January 6 Capitol Clash. Photo by Tyler Merber via Wikipedia

The “Conspiracy Theory” Charade

American Conservative, June 24, 2021 The ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Charade How government and media use the phrase to suppress opposition.by by James Bovard Biden’s “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” report last week declared that “enhancing faith in American democracy” requires “finding ways to counter the influence and impact of dangerous conspiracy theories.” In recent decades, conspiracy […]

Continue Reading
JPB-pentagon-papers-collage-6-7-2021

Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing

American Conservative, June 7, 2021 Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing Instead of holding the federal government accountable, the media have become its largest enablers. by James Bovard Fifty years ago, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from a massive secret report called the “History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy.” […]

Continue Reading
jpb-photo-2007-antiwar-protest-resized-photoshop-372902517_27de71ddee_o

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die by James Bovard On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in the unnecessary deaths of almost 100,000 American soldiers and […]

Continue Reading

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020 On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in […]

Continue Reading