Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:
James Bovard will be on to discuss his two latest pieces:
Bio: James Bovard, who serves as a policy advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation, is a frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, New Republic, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Newsweek.
Dr. Michael T. Heany will be on to discuss his study on the antiwar movement, entitled: The Partistan Dynamis of Contention: Demobilzation of the Antiwar Movement in the United States.
- Read the study here
- Read an article about the study here
Bio: Dr. Michael T. Heany is Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan. Michael Heaney examines the organizational dimensions of American politics. His research focuses on the role of intermediary institutions–especially interest groups, political parties, and social movements–in shaping the political process and policy outcomes.
Alan J. Kuperman will be on to discuss his piece False pretense for war in Libya. Read the article here.
Bio: Alan J. Kuperman Is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the LBJ School faculty in 2005, Kuperman was Resident Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy. At the LBJ School, he teaches courses in global policy studies, is Coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program, and leads a Pentagon-funded project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa.
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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.
James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the farcical Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the failure of U.S. courts to check rampant government criminality, the “battered citizen syndrome” that leaves Americans too scared of external threats to protest their lost liberties and why 2012 may be the last chance to elect Ron Paul and stop our national suicide.
James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the FBI’s flagrant abuse of national security letters that apparently entitles them to even more eavesdropping power, the lawsuits and sabotage efforts likely heading WikiLeaks’ way, how media sycophancy enables the know-nothing Congress and why Bob Barr’s 2008 Presidential Committee needs help paying its bills.
James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses Bill Clinton’s definition of terrorism: when regular people act like governments do, the Republican Party’s inability to criticize law enforcement during the Waco Congressional hearings, why the libertarian movement is stuck in limbo and the large portion of tea party protesters that love government when it is warring, wiretapping or waterboarding.
Antiwar Radio 5/18/10: Margaret Roberts, Muhammad Sahimi, James Bovard, Bob Murphy and Debra Sweet 11-1pm 95.9 in Austin or stream from http://kaosradioaustin.org
James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the two-party conspiracy against justice since the Independent Counsel’s expiration in 1999, the thousands of illegal FBI wiretaps excused as mere “technical violations” by apologists, the dumbing down of the Bill of Rights and the barriers to enforcing a police state in the US.
James Bovard, policy advisor at The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the prospect of mandatory national service in the U.S., the often dubious contributions made by AmeriCorps programs, the expansion of civil service budgets from the Clinton to Obama presidencies and the general dislike of compulsory service among Americans.
James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the outrageous new FISA amendments, relative criminality of Nixon’s wiretapping crimes to Bush’s and relative courage of the Congress then to now, the lack of outrage among the population at large, the massive imperial court surrounding Washington DC and America’s massive warfare-welfare-police state.
James Bovard, policy advisor to the Future of Freedom Foundation and author of Feeling Your Pain, Freedom in Chains, Terrorism and Tyranny, The Bush Betrayal and Attention Deficit Democracy, sings high praise for Antiwar.com and their steadfastness in the face of all the pressure back in the early days of the War on Terrorism and the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Bush’s impeachable offense in claiming to the Congress that Iraq was tied to al Qaeda to justify the invasion, the precedent set when Congress let Reagan get away with his illegal support of the contras, Bob Barr vs. Bill Clinton back in the day and the general ignorance and sycophancy of the Washington press corps.