James Bovard Boasts of Hijacking a Toll Booth and Other Acts of 'Public Policy Hooliganism'


Libertarian writer James Bovard, author of such politician-puncturing and bureaucrat-tormenting books as Attention Deficit Democracy, The Bush Betrayal, and Lost Rights, has drawn the ire of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among other defenders of the powers-that-be, for his efforts. His latest book, Public Policy Hooligan, includes some personal musings on just how he got under so many officials' skin—including tales about spending the night in an unoccupied Massachusetts Turnpike toll booth, and appropriating secret documents from the World Trade Organization (still known as GATT at the time).

Bovard presented some of those adventures in a speech at the recent New Hampshire Liberty Forum, sponsored by the Free State Project. The video is worth a watch. If you like it, don't forget to buy the book.