2/10/17 James Bovard on the government’s overreach in gathering intel on Americans, and the long history of presidential fearmongering

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

James Bovard, the author of many books including Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses the 70+ fusion centers funded by the Department of Homeland Security, that specialize in wasting money, publishing worthless reports on non-existent terrorism threats, and violating the privacy of Americans. Jim also discusses the media’s hand-wringing about Trump’s fearmongering, even though the practice has a long history among US presidents looking to menace the public with “an endless series of hobgoblins.”

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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan