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James Bovard

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James Bovard is the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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Obama's AWOL Anti-War Protest

Blog07/21/2017
Why did so many Bush-era anti-war activists abandon the cause after Obama took office?

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Should We Trust the Government's Claims About Syria?

Blog04/06/2017
Should we trust the US government's accusations about foreign atrocities? History is not reassuring on that score.

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A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

The Police State

Blog02/06/2017
When it comes to excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security.

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The Great Democracy Scam of 2016

Big GovernmentStrategyPolitical Theory

09/29/2016The Austrian
A democratic government that respects no limits on its own power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

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How Government Buys Your Support

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/17/2016The Austrian
Bribes can work both ways. Sometimes it pays to bribe politicians for what you want. But voters will often happily exchange votes for free stuff. In fact, the latter strategy has been proven to work wonders if one wants a bigger government.

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