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My wife was ordering something from Amazon.com the other day and the total wasn't enough to get the free shipping, so she took a gander at my Amazon wish list and picked out something to raise the total to over the magic number. A nice surprise it was, 'cause I'd just finished a book on Richard Wagner and was wanting to next read about that red-headed genius Berlioz. Here's something I found on page 20 of his Memoirs. Sound familiar?:

Surrounded by this ghastly confusion of justice and injustice, good and evil, truth and falsehood, hearing a language spoken whose words are perverted from their normal meaning, what is to prevent one from going completely mad?
—The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, page 20
Written between 1848 and 1865.
Translated and edited by David Cairns
Everyman's Library No. 231
New York & Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
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Our reprint of J.B. Bury's A History of Freedom of Thought stopped at Chapter 7 in issue 607, and begins again in this issue with Chapter 8 (the last chapter). Sorry for the delay.

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I Like Big Knives:
The Blackhawk Tatang

by L. Neil Smith
It has been my experience, at least so far, that people who live, work, and defend themselves every day with knives tend to prefer them large. I have discussed Bowie knives and kukris. Another case in point is the barong, wielded mostly by the Moros of the Philippines, the small but madly fierce warriors who forced the U.S. Army to throw its puny .38s on the junkheap of firearms history in favor of a return to the old, reliable .45 Colt, and ultimately to the 1911 .45 of song and legend.

The Arrogance of Empire
by Bob Wallace
After thinking about this for several years, I have concluded brutally humiliating people is the worst problem in the world. It is, however, the reverse side of the coin. On the other side is hubris—arrogance, moral blindness, wanton violence.

by Jim Davidson
You live in a police state. The government is arbitrary. Anything you do is illegal if they say so. Everyone who works for government in any capacity at any level is evil.

A History of Freedom of Thought
Chapter VIII
The Justification of Liberty of Thought

by John Bagnell Bury (1861-1927)
Most men who have been brought up in the free atmosphere of a modern State sympathize with liberty in its long struggle with authority and may find it difficult to see that anything can be said for the tyrannical, and as they think extraordinarily perverse, policy by which communities and governments persistently sought to stifle new ideas and suppress free speculation. The conflict sketched in these pages appears as a war between light and darkness. We exclaim that altar and throne formed a sinister conspiracy against the progress of humanity. We look back with horror at the things which so many champions of reason endured at the hands of blind, if not malignant, bearers of authority.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 119
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 119 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
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Roswell, Texas

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Colored by Jen Zach
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The Probability Broach:
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Forge of the Elders: Okay, Here's the Deal

A Brilliant Idea

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