James Bovard





James Bovard



Is a libertarian author and lecturer whose political commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government. He is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy, and eight other books. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, The American Conservative, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean.

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Lost Rights: The Destructio...

4.17 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Freedom in Chains: The Rise...

4.34 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Terrorism and Tyranny: Tram...

3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Attention Deficit Democracy

3.73 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Bush Betrayal

3.92 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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"Feeling Your Pain": The Ex...

4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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The Fair Trade Fraud: How C...

2.67 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Shakedown: How the Governme...

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Public Policy Hooligan

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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Farm Fiasco

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
James Bovard, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty

“As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.”
James Bovard

“To blindly trust government is to automatically vest it with excessive power. To distrust government is simply to trust humanity - to trust in the ability of average people to peacefully, productively coexist without some official policing their every move. The State is merely another human institution - less creative than Microsoft, less reliable than Federal Express, less responsible than the average farmer husbanding his land, and less prudent than the average citizen spending his own paycheck.”
James Bovard

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