9/11 and My Pariah Decade

Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“Life in American changed 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks. Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to President George W. Bush’s anti-terrorism crusade. Anyone who denied ‘they hate us for our freedoms’ automatically became an enemy of freedom. Plenty of stalwart defenders of liberty quickly found themselves banished from polite company. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, I had been bashing government policies for 20 years. Conservatives relished my battering of the Clinton administration in books such as Feeling Your Pain (St. Martin’s, 2000). But past writing provided no indemnity for subsequent sins.” (09/08/21)