Terrorism and Tyranny

Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil

James Bovard

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"The war on terrorism is the first political growth industry of the new Millennium." So begins Jim Bovard's newest and, in some ways, most provocative book as he casts yet another jaundiced eye on Washington and the motives behind protecting "the homeland" and prosecuting a wildly unpopular war with Iraq. For James Bovard, as always, it all comes down to a trampling of personal liberty and an end to privacy as we know it. From airport security follies that protect no one to increased surveillance of individuals and skyrocketing numbers of detainees, the war on terrorism is taking a toll on individual liberty and no one tells the whole grisly story better than Bovard.

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"Terrorism and Tyranny is a scathing account of the war on terrorism...Bovard is a bipartisan scourge...His lively fury at government incompetence keeps the pages turning quickly...Most riveting." -- Edmund Carlevale, The Boston Globe

"[Bovard] has synthesized and organized a vast amount of information, yet he presents it in an acessible, reader-friendly way.... A timely, troubling book, exhaustively and impeccably researched and documented.... an important, indeed essential, guide to the complex issues with which we must now grapple." -- Martin Sieff, The Washington Times

"No one is spared in Bovard's merciless review of our spectacularly unsuccessful war on terrorism."--Justin Raimondo, The American Conservative

"Invaluable....the best one-stop source I've seen for what various officials actually said at various times, suffused with intelligent
analysis." --Alan Bock, Orange County Register

"...a concise and accurate chronicle of what happened and what could happen to our freedom as a result of excessive federal government power."-Jim Grichar, LewRockwell.com

"If you want to know what is really going on in President Bush's War on Terror, read Terrorism and Tyranny."--Charley Reese online

"Meticulously documented from contemporary news accounts, this rant against Bush's 'aura of righteousness' may well leave readers as angry as its author."--Publishers Weekly

"Bovard's take is ... a far more detailed and wide-ranging assault on the Patriot Act and the Bush administration, dense with example after example of governmental oppression, folly, and ineptitude in the wake of 9/11.
Bovard is a superb reporter.... He has apparently read just about everything
cf0published, in both the traditional and alternative media, about the egregious conduct of government officials, investigators, airport screeners, and bureaucrats everywhere in the last two years . His parade of horribles is sourced with exceptional attention to detail [in 67 pages of fine-print footnotes]...
Bovard offers far more than an infuriating record of government misconduct. His is a libertarian critique of any government's-including ours-inherent tendency to aggrandize and abuse its power." -- Michael Stern, The American Lawyer

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James Bovard

James Bovard has written for The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, the American Spectator, The New York Times, Reader's Digest, The New Republic, The Washington Post and Newsweek. He is one of Washington's most controversial journalists.

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Terrorism and Tyranny
Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil
James Bovard

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
September 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781403966827
ISBN10: 1403966826
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$22.00
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