James Bovard


James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the Obama administration’s claim that they have the right to kill American citizens without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally object; the unfortunate American tendency toward blind deference to the law even (and especially) when it is unjust; how George W. Bush was given a GOP standing ovation as a reward for trashing the Constitution; and why the WikiLeaks issue is an excellent yardstick for measuring a person’s dedication to freedom and individual liberty.

MP3 here. (20:01)

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.

4 thoughts on “James Bovard”

  1. The U.S. Government is so lawless, so f–ked up, that it may be beyond redemption. What WikiLeaks is doing is just fine, as far as I'm concerned.

    Bovard's been rubbing the U.S. Government's nose in its own mess for years now. Good for him. He never sold out to become a District of Corruption Beltway hack. (Yes, "Attention Deficit Democracy" is a great book.)

  2. If the govt wanted the information leaked in the first place, they would have given SIPRNET access to every lonely private in the Army. Oops! That is just what happened, because as most of us know: the higher ups do all the talking and leave all the work for the lowest rank. If you call talking and speaking authoritative work, then just take a look at the unemployment rates these days not just in the US but the rest of the world. That tells the whole story about winning the war on terrorism anywhere and anytime!

  3. Good to see you up and running Scott. That un-named moron at RBN does nothing but chase off his best talent. Success is sweet revenge my friend. I never listen to RBN any longer out of principle.

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