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Number 348, December 18, 2005

"I wouldn't wish that fate on my very worst enemy."

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by Russmo


A special treat for you, dear reader. This issue of TLE includes, for the very first time anywhere, Timepeeper, a Film Treatment by L. Neil Smith. Just the first of many special treats in store for our readers in this, our 10th year of publication. Stay tuned!

Next week is December 25th. You aren't expecting me to slave over a hot keyboard on Christmas Eve to put together an issue of TLE are you? And the week after that is January 1. We traditionally take Christmas and New Year's off, and will continue that happy tradition this year as well. Happy happy tradition. But, come January 8, 2006, TLE will come roaring back, maybe with another of those special treats. We will see!

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Ken Holder

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Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
Cover by Scott Bieser
First uncensored edition. Originally published by Del Rey Books, 1984.
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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by BigHead Press, 2004


Letters to the Editor
from E.J. Totty and G. Monty

A Word About Timepeeper
by L. Neil Smith
If you've been wondering why I haven't said anything so far about The Libertarian Enterprise completing its tenth year of publication, one reason is that there isn't very much for me to say, except "Thank You!"

Warmongering Is the Health of Statism
by Anthony Gregory
As Murray Rothbard explained in "The Anatomy of the State," the state cannot persist and expand through force alone; it needs the tacit consent of the people. Nothing bamboozles the people out of their consent like a war.

Big Brother is Getting Bigger
by Lady Liberty
In George Orwell's classic "1984," Big Brother was the personification of Big Government. He was always there to protect citizens and to steer them in the "right" direction "for their own good." To maintain the status quo (i.e. government as the ultimate authority), Orwell's Big Brother did everything from rewriting history and redefining language to engaging in constant prophylactic surveillance of citizens on the streets and in their homes.

Fun with the Sun or It Takes a Mensch to Pan Christmas
by Mit Etagniw
There has been a lot of grumbling lately by the activist right about the so called, “War on Christmas.” Here is my account of what some these evangelical "O’Rileyites" are like.

All I Want For Christmas Is To End This Stupid War
by Jonathan David Morris
I like how people these days are out of their goddam minds. When I was a kid, nobody cared if you said "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." Both phrases had the same degree of utility. I distinctly remember this.

PBS Continues Probe into Biased Film
by Wendy McElroy
On Nov. 29, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting issued a report on the Public Broadcasting Service documentary "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories." (The CPB oversees the tax-funding and content of PBS.) The documentary, which addressed domestic violence and children, is accused of being anti-father, factually inaccurate and politically motivated. Using the words "slanted" and "no hint of balance," in the report, CPB Ombudsman Ken A. Bode concluded, "The producers apparently do not subscribe to the idea that an argument can be made more convincing by giving the other side a fair presentation."

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