Lost Rights

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0312123337
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A political expose draws on specific case studies to reveal how blundering bureaucrats use their power to trample on citizens' constitutional rights

Freedom in Chains

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250095409
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Governments and bureaucracies are bigger and more controlling than ever. A citizen's own ability to control his or her own life has never been less than it has today. How did we get to this point? Jim Bovard, bestselling author of Lost Rights, looks at the development of the State into a behemoth that threatens to destroy the individual at the cost of preserving the idea of "statism"--the belief that government is inherently superior to the citizenry, that progress consists of extending the realm of governmental compulsion, and that vesting more arbitrary power in government officials will eventually make citizens happy. Reading through the history of the state and its war on the citizen, Bovard looks at thinkers as diverse as John Locke, Etienne de la Boetie, James Madison, and Bernard Bosanquet among others. He explores the original version of the idea of the state, the development of the welfare state, the progress of the state's judicial system from the original province of the courts into the lives of men and women and the ultimate fraud that is perpetrated as the state's benevolence. Controversial and essential reading in these times of the Leviathan state, Freedom in Chains is must reading for everyone who took Jim Bovard's Lost Rights to heart as well as anyone trying to understand how far we've come from our eighteenth century roots as a community of impassioned patriots to our sorry positions as wards of the state at the end of the 20th century.

Terrorism and Tyranny

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403966826
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A critical examination of George W. Bush's presidency, the war in Iraq, homeland security, and Washington politics considers the impact of current policies on personal liberty and privacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Fair Trade Fraud

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312061937
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Argues that United States trade policy weakens the economy and increases consumer prices for the benefit of a few inefficient companies and their allies in Congress

Shut Up America

Author: Brad O'Leary
Publisher: WND Books
ISBN: 1935071092
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Discusses current issues about freedom of speech in the United States and expresses the concern that this right might be threatened by a Democratic Congress seeking to minimize opposition to its policies.

Shakedown

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: 9780670865420
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Offers an alphabetic list of intrusive, excessive, and absurd government legislation, from disability lawsuits to environmental catch-22s to Affirmative Action quotas

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights

Author: David E. Gumpert
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584048
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These regulators, headed up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with help from state agriculture departments, police, and district-attorney detectives, are mounting intense and sophisticated investigative campaigns against farms and food clubs supplying privately exchanged food-even handcuffing and hauling off to jail, under threat of lengthy prison terms, those deemed in violation of food laws.Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America's legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, U.S.

Return to Greatness

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400826506
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Has America, in its quest for goodness, sacrificed its sense of greatness? In this sharp-witted, historically informed book, veteran political observer Alan Wolfe argues that most Americans show greater concern with saving the country's soul than with making the nation great. Wolfe castigates both conservatives and liberals for opting for small-mindedness over greatness. Liberals, who at their best insisted on policies of national solidarity, have convinced themselves that small is beautiful, prefer multiculturalism to one nation, and are mistrustful of executive political power. Conservatives, who once embraced strong, active central government and an ideal of national citizenship, now support huge tax cuts that undermine America's future ability to undertake any ambitious, long-term project at home or abroad. No great society, in Wolfe's view, has ever been built on the cheap. Wolfe notes that neither the conservatives' call for small-scale faith-based initiatives nor the recent embrace on the left of a grassroots "civil society" can provide health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans or ensure national security in an age of terrorism. To find better solutions, Wolfe looks back at specific moments in our national experience, when, in the face of sharp resistance, aspirations for the idea of national greatness shaped American history. He demonstrates how a bold and ambitious political agenda, championed at various times by Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, and the two Roosevelts, steered the country toward periods of national strength and unity. Steeped in a colorful, panoramic reading of history, Return to Greatness offers a fresh take on American national identity and purpose. A call to action for a renewed embrace of the ideal of an activist federal government and bold policy agendas, it is sure to become a centerpiece of national debate.

Reclaiming the American Right

Author: Justin Raimondo
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN: 9781933859606
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In recent years a number of conservatives have wondered where the Right went wrong. One persuasive answer is provided by Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. Justin Raimondo's captivating narrative is the story of how the non-interventionist Old Right—which included half-forgotten giants and prophets such as Sen. Robert A. Taft, Garet Garrett, and Col. Robert McCormick—was supplanted in influence by a Right that made its peace with bigger government at home and “perpetual war for perpetual peace” abroad. First published in 1993, Reclaiming the American Right is today as timely as ever. The latest volume in ISI Books' Background series, this edition includes a new introduction by Georgetown political scientist George W. Carey, Patrick J. Buchanan's introduction to the second edition, and new critical essays on the text by Scott Richert, executive editor of Chronicles, and David Gordon, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

American Hour

Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439105987
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An internationally known writer and speaker on religion and public life brilliantly analyzes the causes of our current moral malaise. Os Guinness examines how perilously close we have come to losing the shared beliefs, traditions, and ideals that have helped shape America and sets forth a compelling view of a new role for religion and faith.