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Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication

Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication by James Bovard November 5, 2021 The 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan ended with a bang in August as a terrorist attack killed a dozen Marines at the Kabul airport. For almost 20 years, The Future of Freedom Foundation has been one of the few organizations that stalwartly criticized the Afghanistan […]

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9/11: How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

  Future of Freedom Foundation, September 2009 How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom by James Bovard George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt’s, Bush’s changes were perversions of […]

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20 Years of Epigrams on the War on Terror

Here is a round-up of some of my epigrams on the War on Terror. I tweaked a few lines for this repost and I may have missed or forgotten other lines that I should have included.  I welcome any suggestions to add (or delete) for this list. Investors Business Daily, October 2, 2001: Like a […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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Let’s Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom

Mises Institute, January 19, 2021 Let’s Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom Tags U.S. History 1 min agoJames Bovard The Washington Post is outraged that Donald Trump has sullied one of Washington’s most hallowed honors—Presidential Medals of Freedom. After the White House announced plans to bestow the medals on two Republican members of Congress and […]

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