Jim Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the post 9/11 roundup and detention of innocents, the FBI practice of searching the phonebook to find Muslim “suspected terrorists,” the minor immigration violations turned into long prison terms through coerced confessions, how John Ashcroft expanded the definition of “treason” to include criticism of government actions and the persistence of “sovereign immunity” claims in the post-Enlightenment Western world.
MP3 here. (24:35)
James Bovard is a contributor to The American Conservative magazine and policy advisor at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy, The Bush Betrayal and many other books.