The Editor’s Notes

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

In This Issue

L. Neil returns in high dudgeon on another idea for a campaign to get our liberties back.

Benjamin Williams unpacks Soviet Russia’s and Stalin’s terrible complicity in the Holocaust. Williams doesn’t say so, so I will: this connection puts the left’s claims to support socialism in an even less favorable light.

Eric Oppen draws on a historical character and a fictional one to illustrate the problem with affirmative action.


Liberty International World Conference

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!

Which Way America…?

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity: Which Way America…? September 2, 2023, Hilton Washington Dulles Airport 13869 Park Center Road Herndon, VA 20171.

The World Science Fiction Society

The World Science Fiction Society will meet at its annual shindig, Worldcon, October 18-22, in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. And apparently the Prometheus Society isn’t going.

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The fall of Meghan’s media empire Julie Burchill drives the final spike into the coffin of the Sussexes’ short-lived media empire. Yes, even British royals can be “fucking grifters”.

Anyone fluent in both English and Russian in search of a job? Meduza is hiring a news editor for its English-language edition Note: this is not a nine-to-five job: “During major events (for example, armed mutinies, deadly bombings, and the start of full-scale invasions), you’ll be expected to join Meduza’s rapid, live coverage”. That’s a lot more honest than some job descriptions I’ve read.

Thomas Cromwell. Lavrenti Beria. Now Igor Strelkov. The state always consumes its own. Sooner or later. “‘I pulled the trigger on the war’ In 2014, Igor Strelkov orchestrated shooting down a passenger jet over Ukraine. Today, he was arrested for criticizing Putin on social media. Meduza explains

One in Six Democrats Believes Violence Is Justified to Restore Abortion: Poll and for other causes. This could get sticky, folks.

Apparently it doesn’t matter how long a country has had traditions of free speech. They are at risk. Sweden and Denmark bow to pressure over Quran book burnings Everyone should have the right to insult Islam, says Brendan O’Neill. “I find the idea of a government trampling on the speech rights of its citizens far more offensive than protesters trampling on a copy of the Koran. It’s the bonfire of the liberties, not the occasional burning of a religious text, that should horrify us.” Exactly so.


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