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L. Neil Smith's
Number 377, July 23, 2006

"There is a movement afoot"

Bush's new World Trade Center
Bush's new World Trade Center
by Annon.


Here we are again. I don't know about you but I shore am suffering from that ol' Globular Heating. Obviously we need to vote for somebody like Al Gore or Big Gay Al to fix it. Yeah, right.

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Ken Holder

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Letters to the Editor
from E.J. Totty, Jim Davidson, Mike Renzulli, and Alex McConnell

The Joy of Freedom
by Jim Davidson
Something fun is happening in the mountains of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Many signs suggest it is going to spread through Alberta, Western "Canada," and Alaska, as well as into other parts. There is a movement afoot, toward greater freedom, self-sovereignty, and prosperity. As TE Lawrence once said, "It's going to be fun."

Humans are inclined to submit to authority: Oh really?
by Christopher Awuku
I have been a libertarian for the past four years. Within the past 6-12 months, my views have altered from being minarchist to market anarchist/anarcho-capitalist in character. I realised to myself that if no one is permitted to initiate force against the person and/or property, then this naturally includes governments. In essence, I was logically applying and extending base libertarian principles.

World War III
by Jonathan David Morris
It's funny how many people seem to think the burgeoning war between Israel and Lebanon is the start of World War III. Maybe "funny" isn't the right word to use here. Hezbollah decided to play Milk Carton with a couple of Israeli soldiers; Israel decided to play Blow Up Critical Infrastructure in response. The two have been setting off fantastic, Fourth of July-style firework shows against each other ever since. If this conflict grows to include the whole region—and eventually multiple continents—there will be decidedly little that's "funny" about it.

Looking beyond Nuclear
by Sean Gabb
An easy answer to the question of nuclear power is to ask what Tony Blair thinks about it. Since he has now said he likes it, and since everything he says or does is bad, we have an answer. I feel, however, this answer might gain by a more formal demonstration.

We Need to Talk
by Lady Liberty
When people notice that the government is trampling all over their rights, they don't like it much. They protest. They make calls and write letters. Horror of horrors, they show up in their representatives' offices or speak up at public meetings and demand explanations and relief. Sometimes, they even vote en mass and craft change as a result. When people notice that the government is trampling all over their rights, they jump up and down until it stops—or at least until they're offered some kind of mitigation (all too often mere sops, but the point is still valid).

The Great Blogosphere Brawl
by Wendy McElroy
Weblogs or blogs reveal the emotions churning beneath the surface of hard news. For example, journalists may report which legislation passed the House by what margin, but bloggers will lay bare the ideological brawls that underlie the news item. Over the last two weeks, the blogosphere has buzzed about a bare-knuckled incident that provides a glimpse at how relations between left and right have deteriorated in some circles.

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