The Editor’s Notes

by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

The debt ceiling theater was resolved, as it always is. As usual, it is an ugly compromise which a) doesn’t really solve anything, thereby kicking the can down the road (i.e. until after the 2024 elections), and b) leaves everyone unhappy (hence this week’s motto). Then again, calling this a compromise may be too kind.

In This Issue

L. Neil Smith on the War Century and the Age of Collapsing Authority.

Jude Clemente asks some questions about energy policy as socially acceptable as the kid asking “Why is the emperor nekkid?”

L. Reichard White (yes, a mere male) dares to explore the real Tradwife Tragedy, and discusses where it comes from.


On August 16 – 19, 2023 Liberty International will host the 37th edition of the annual Liberty International World Conference in Madrid, Spain. This year’s main theme is “Prosperity and Longevity Through Liberty” and will encompass discussions on the past, present, and future challenges faced by the freedom movement and its evolution over time.

This year’s conference will reunite 200+ attendees and 10+ pro-liberty organizations from all around the world in the heart of Madrid at Ateneo de Madrid. The conference´s agenda will include keynote sessions, panel discussions, debates, film screenings and other entertaining activities. In addition, we will have two days of cultural tours around Madrid!

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Supreme Court Sides With 94-Year-Old Woman Whose Home Equity Was Seized By County

Speaking of the false gods of climate change: The Corruption of Climate Science What has gone wrong with climate science and how it is reported.

Kissinger’s final warning

Fiona Hill: Pax Americana is over

Dune: Part Two doesn’t need to be sanitised I’ll just add here that the fans are wrong about Daenerys Targaryen. The ending of Game of Thrones is the natural consequence of Acton’s dictum that power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. Everyone in the show is perfectly willing to murder people in pursuit of the iron throne and the power it represents, with the possible exception of Brandon Stark, who doesn’t want it (Or does he?) (but gets it anyway). The only character who gets it completely right is the remaining dragon, who in his anguish had the good sense to melt down the damned throne.

How secure is your phone? Phones’ facial recog tech ‘fooled’ by low-res 2D photo One possible solution to the general problem of mobile phone security: The FBI as advanced persistent threat – and what to do about it.

Could the Dobbs decision end up killing the Republican Party? ‘Numbers Nobody Has Ever Seen’: How the GOP Lost Wisconsin


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