The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 7 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from Kristophr, Bob Gibson, J. Neil Schulman, and A.X. Perez
Dianne Feinstein: Menace or Threat?
by L. Neil Smith
Most human beings possess a highly peculiar power: the "willing
suspension of disbelief". Throughout history (and probably prehistory, as well)
individuals who would rather make up and tell stories than actually work for a living,
from Sophocles to yours truly, have relied on that ability—to forget all about dismal
reality for a while and enjoy an entertainingly composed lie—for their daily bread.
Racism is an "Equal Opportunity Employer"
The Kaptain's Log
by Manuel Miles, (a.k.a, Kaptain Kanada)
Somebody should warn L. Neil Smith not to read this because the shock
may kill him; I've been telling him I was going to write this article (and one other) for
about six months now and I've finally got round to it. I'd have written it sooner, but my
doctor told me to try to keep my blood pressure down. And believe it or not, kids, your
kindly old Kaptain can get rather upset at times...
It Was So Cold (A complete one paragraph story)
by Ferdinand John Reinke
It was cold. So cold. He'd never been so cold. The heat in the house
was set to 40. People had to fend for themselves, but the pipes had to
be kept from freezing. How many decades had they struggled? He mused
as his body tried to warm the bed and blankets. More than two. The
"carbon tax" to prevent "global warming" was the event that had
started them down a road to "hell frozen over". But, other things had
set the stage. Even the children and grandchildren were impoverished.
They all lived with him. He wept....
What IS a "Political Statement"?
by Dennis Lee Wilson
In philosophy, the study of politics is the study of interpersonal
relationships, i.e. the study of how people interact with each other. A particular
political system will be a result of—a reflection of and guided by—a particular code
of ethics or morality. A dominant form of morality (usually held implicitly) is selflessness
and altruism and that leads to a political system with some form of authoritarianism. The
Covenant of Unanimous Consent is explicitly guided by and a reflection of the
ethical/moral principle contained in the Non-Aggression Principle.
When Law is Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Have Law
by J. Neil Schulman
What? The title of this article reads like a Zen Kôan,
the best-known being "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" I don't
mean my title as a mystery or a riddle. I mean it exactly.
The Value of Education
by Sean Gabb
I went yesterday evening to a seminar arranged in London by
the Social Affairs Unit. This began with a brief lecture by Theodore Dalrymple,
a doctor who writes an occasional column for The Spectator. His theme was
"The Proletarianisation of British Culture". He explained how notions of politeness
and restraint were vanishing from the middle classes, being replaced by an increasing
vulgarity of thought and behaviour; and that this was not a vulgarity copied from the
working classes, but was part of a general decline also affecting them. It was a brief
lecture, and was intended as no more than a summary of the problem. The discussion was
then thrown open for others to supply answers or other pertinent comments.
The Millennial Project Revisited: a Book Review
by Jeff Fullerton
It began in late summer of 1994 when I discovered The Millennial
Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps in a local bookstore. I leafed
through it briefly with some interest but did not buy it. But the more I thought
of it I decided it was something worth adding to my personal library so I went back
a few weeks later only to find it was gone and I had a hard time locating it again.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 328
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 328 of a weekly cartoon series.