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Restoring the Republic 2008 2 CD Set - Volume 3: James Bovard and Ron Paul
Artist/Band: James Bovard
For the second year in a row, the Future of Freedom Foundation hosted "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties." These talks from June of 2008 showcase leaders from the libertarian, conservative, and liberal movements concerning civil liberties and foreign policy.
With the ever-growing debacle in Iraq, there was never a better time to come together to share ideas on restoring the limited-government, constitutional republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. When you review our list of 21 speakers -- libertarians, liberals, and conservatives -- you will see that this one one fantastic intellectual experience that can be now be relived through this 11-volume series of CDs.
James Bovard is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy (St. Martin's/Palgrave, January 2006), and eight other books.He has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, and many other publications.His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean.
The Wall Street Journal called Bovard "the roving inspector general of the modern state," and The Washington Post columnist George Will called him a "one-man truth squad." His 1994 book Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award as "Book of the Year". His Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for civil liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association.
His writings have been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by many congressmen and other malcontents.
Ron Paul is a Republican congressman from Texas. At the conference he was awarded The Future of Freedom Foundation's first-ever "Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing Liberty." While serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington. He served on the House Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures. He also was a key member of the Gold Commission, advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency. He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation, and used his House seat to actively promote the return of government to its proper constitutional levels.