by Charles Curley
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
A new term for you, from Congressman Thomas Massie: “coincidence theorist”. As in, “I believe the administration would not have done this tonight — I mean, if you think it’s a coincidence, I think you’re a coincidence theorist.” I like it.
If you live in California and own guns, you might find the 2023 California Gun Laws Book 10th Edition useful. N.b.: your editor is no expert on California gun laws, and this is a fast-moving subject, so caveat emptor.
In This Issue
L. Neil Smith talks about the lack of guns on the four hijacked aircraft of September 11, 2001, and John Lott’s book, More Guns, Less Crime. And where he got one of his ideas for one of his novels.
Alan Bickley takes on the Royal Shakespeare Company, as much for their own follies as for a mirror on the state of Britain and the uselessness of some of its denizens.
Sean Gangol reviews Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation And takes some of its lessons to heart.
February 22: Follow the Science: Lockdowns Go Viral (Premiere) hosted by Tom Woods “Follow the Science: Lockdowns Go Viral is a Netflix-caliber pilot episode of what will be a five-episode docu-series. The pilot is a crucial retrospective of what happened to the world in 2020. It focuses on the issue of lockdowns and explores the critical conversations that should have occurred, but never came to pass: do lockdowns prevent the spread of Covid-19? What is the fallout of these globally-implemented policies?”
One of the people involved in the project is Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford), who first came to my attention with the Great Barrington Declaration.
Feb 15 – April 1, 2023: Libertarian Solutions 3.0 online learning course: How to Share the Libertarian Message with Just About Anyone.
Links! Have we got Links!
Why you don’t want politicians setting your school curriculum: State Duma deputy suggests taking Gulag Archipelago off Russian school curriculum.
Now, here’s a politically incorrect book title for you: Dead Lives Matter.
The Rules of Intellectual Etiquette, from Wendy McElroy’s excellent The Reasonable Woman: A Guide to Intellectual Survival(Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1998). Both reasonable women and reasonable men are becoming rarities, alas.
A casting call for opportunists The Kremlin is gearing up for local and parliamentary ‘elections’ in the annexed Ukrainian regions. They are currently scheduled for September, 2023. And Moscow already knows which parties (if not which candidates) will win. Cynical? Moi?
Kendall Qualls’ makes a good point. Plenty of people will tell you what’s wrong with America. How many people have thoughts on What America Could Be…?
From Meduza co-founder Ivan Kolpakov: Can Russian independent journalism survive the war?
“The Metropolitan Police in London is recruiting officers who are illiterate, can barely write English, and may have a criminal record in order to meet diversity quotas, it has been revealed.” Yet another reason to keep your handguns and know how (and when!) to use them. Sir Robert Peel would be appalled.
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