James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses his article “America’s Sham War on Terrorism;” how the meaning of “terrorism” has been twisted, so that it never applies to government violence, no matter the motive; the resistance movements throughout modern history that have fought against state aggression, only to be called terrorists; and why, though we are in dark times, the republic isn’t dead yet.
MP3 here. (19:24)
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.