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Author » James Bovard

James Bovard is a policy adviser to The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is a USA Today columnist and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, Playboy, American Spectator, Investors Business Daily, and many other publications. He is the author of Freedom Frauds: Hard Lessons in American Liberty (2017, published by FFF); Public Policy Hooligan (2012); Attention Deficit Democracy (2006); The Bush Betrayal (2004); Terrorism and Tyranny (2003); Feeling Your Pain (2000); Freedom in Chains (1999); Shakedown (1995); Lost Rights (1994); The Fair Trade Fraud (1991); and The Farm Fiasco (1989). He was the 1995 co-recipient of the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the recipient of the 1996 Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association. His book Lost Rights received the Mencken Award as Book of the Year from the Free Press Association. His Terrorism and Tyranny won Laissez Faire Book’s Lysander Spooner award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. Read his blog. Send him email.

Latest from James Bovard

Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival

Socialism’s popularity is reviving in America. A self-proclaimed socialist won the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat in the Bronx, and Democratic Socialist candidates are thriving in many areas of the nation. The Washington Post reported in July that ...

Freedom Frauds: No Halo for George H.W. (video)

With the recent death of former president George H.W. Bush, there has been an outpouring of praise for his statesmanship and civility. FFF policy advisor James Bovard know that Bush was no Boy Scout. Go ...

The Latest Debacle Proves the Need for a Sweeping FBI Investigation

The reputation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation took another pummeling in June, when the Department of Justice Inspector General released a damning report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s squirrely email server. Americans learned that the FBI ...

Freedom Frauds: My Train Trip to Communist Hell

Millennials like Communism?!? I was vaccinated against it when I traveled to Romania, dodging secret agent hookers, surly clerks, and gullible guards with machine guns. Go to the audio podcast. View

Freedom Frauds: The ‘Truth Will Out’ Fairy Tale

Truth will out? Really? Truth will out is the biggest fairy tale in Washington. From the Warren Commission, to the Gulf of Tonkin, to WMD in Iraq, the truth has not accomplished much. Go to ...

Freedom Frauds: My Biggest East Bloc Bust

Here’s the story of how Jim blundered into an East German Interrogation Comedy Show while traveling illegally behind the Iron Curtain. Go ...

James Comey and the Unending Bush Torture Scandal

The vast regime of torture created by the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks continues to haunt America. The political class and most of the media have never dealt honestly with the profound constitutional corruption that such practices inflicted. ...