Scott Horton Interviews Jim Bovard

Scott Horton, September 23, 2009

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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.

9 Responses to “Jim Bovard”

  1. Good interview. Bovard does a fine job of explaining federal law enforcement's depravity. And John Ashcroft? Like everyone who was a part of the former Chickenhawk-in-Chief's administration, he's a swine.

    About the Sibel Edmonds stuff: Nobody in the District of Corruption wants to touch it, including the overpaid, underskilled members of the Fawning Corporate Media.

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  3. At 6:10, what about people with Persian names? Or even Assyrian or Kurdish names?

  4. Probably them too. It may have been more accurate to say: "ferrin".

  5. Yeah, if you spoke to anyone who had come from a Muslim country–even if they were not Muslim or Arab themselves (Malaysian Buddhist Chinese even!) They were all concerned about the US Govt.'s reaction post Sept. 11.

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  7. So how many wars did the pile of shit, win?

    Trinity vs Trinity is where warwinning's at.. Not government vs people in your own trinity.

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