Rewriting History

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L. Neil Smith's
Number 365, April 30, 2006

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Letters to the Editor
from Scott Bieser

Rewriting History
by L. Neil Smith
Lots of my work as a novelist involves the creation of "alternate histories". For readers unacquainted with the concept, the writer usually chooses some event most people consider pivotal—the Battle of Waterloo is an obvious choice—and then finds (or makes up) some reasonably credible way that the event might have happened differently.

A War on Iran is a War on America
by Jonathan David Morris
Should I consider it weird how none of my friends have ever joined the army? In and of itself, I suppose this feat is nothing exceptional. I know lots of people who've never done lots of things. Like racecar driving or becoming an astronaut. After September 11th, however, lots of my friends talked about enlisting like they were all but a shaved head and a new pair of boots away from doing it. Yet, to date, none of them ever did.

Michael Badnarik for Congress
by Interview by Lady Liberty
In 2004, Michael Badnarik was the Libertarian Party's candidate for President of the United States. During the course of his campaign, he traveled thousands of miles and gave hundreds of speeches and interviews. Despite a concerted effort, the Libertarian candidate was given short shrift by the media and prohibited from participation in the debates via a system geared to favor only the status quo of the two major parties. Even so, because of his efforts, many people were able to learn more about the Libertarian party and the libertarian mindset.

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