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Letters to the Editor
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The Truth of Our Time
by L. Neil Smith
Permit me to begin this discussion in an unusual way, since it may turn out to be the most important thing I’ve ever written. I urge you to copy it and distribute it to your own list of friends and correspondents before it’s taken down because, given what it proposes, it will be.
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On Not Being a Sheep
by Sarah A. Hoyt
I confess I probably should take no credit in not following the herd. It is, in fact, more difficult for me to follow it. Witness my struggles in 2016. It took rational arguments from two very different perspectives for me to join the majority of the right. And occasionally….
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Us vs. Them
by Paul Bonneau
My son, apparently in disapproval, commented to me about Trump egging on the people who are starting to protest the lockdown. I replied, “Good, I like that.”
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About Freestate California
by Wayne Grantham
I went out on a limb, as futurist thinkers often do, thinking “what if….” We all know that Mexico has been riding on the edge of insolvency for decades—since its politicians, egged on by a miseducated populace, decided to opt for a heavily socialist weighted mixed economy. Mexico has been living on the edge, with its petroleum revenues and a bit of mining, for decades. During that time, any advantage the country might have seized has been eaten away by corrupt politicians putting every peso they can get their hands on into their private bank accounts.
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Interview with Paul Rosenberg
by Jim Davidson
Paul Rosenberg is someone I've known for much of the past 25 years. He was one of the people involved in the Laissez Faire City project and with that group he met my friend and mentor Michael van Notten. Paul is author of many books, including electrical systems and fibre optic systems installations guides for construction contractors as well as the crypto-anarchy movement's favourite novel A Lodging of Wayfaring Men and other excellent novels. Paul is the founder and chief executive of Cryptohippie.com and writes regularly for The Freeman's Perspective. In this interview, I ask Paul some important questions about virtual privacy networks.
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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare
by Michael Badnarik
William Shakespeare was born on April 26th, 1564. 456 years later his plays are still presented on stage, marking perhaps the longest, continuous “Top Ten” streak in human history. Truly amazing. This begs the question, what makes his centuries-old dramatizations so popular to contemporary audiences? The answer is that Shakespeare writes about the human condition, which has never changed, and presumably, never will.
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The More Things Change …
by L. Neil Smith
It is absolutely astonishing to me how difficult it can be to change, sometimes, even when it becomes clear that it is now a dire necessity. Case in point. the keyboard of the big HP laptop computer I’m writing this on, for example, has begun to fail me, having survived, quite literally, an astronomical number of keystrokes (about half a megaSagan—each of my novels is about a million keystrokes, plus I have written hundreds of essays like this one on this device, plus assorted e-mail). Certain of the keys have either ceased to work altogether or have gotten quite stubborn about it, little things like p, 0, ), ", _, ?, and colons, and, increasingly, I have had to find awkward and tedious work-arounds (like stealing those characters from my earlier writings—say, last month’s) to express what I want to express.
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The Coronavirus Panic: Counting the Cost
by Sean Gabb
Will anyone be outraged if I say how much I have enjoyed the lockdown? On the one hand, I have the spectacle, as often as I step outside, of fools shambling about in face masks and rubber gloves—all ready to start whining about piffling infractions of the distancing rules, and all doubtless trying to outdo each other in the weekly Two-Minute Love for the NHS. On the other hand, my own life has not been this pleasant in years. Deal is quiet. Deal is clean. Excepting the charity shops, all the establishments my women and I normally frequent remain open. The others were filled with overpriced tat. We never visited pubs and restaurants, and have barely noticed their closure—except in the sense that it has contributed to the present cleanliness and peace.
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What’s Next?
by L. Neil Smith
Here I am, still under house arrest, thinking random thoughts, sitting here contemplating the whichness of what, and attempting to unscrew the inscrutable. I am profoundly saddened to learn that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey aren’t going to get any more money from Donald Trump.
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You’ve Got to Tell Them
by Jim Davidson
Bill Watson, Bob Nolan, Sam Smith, Pete Williams, and Tyrone Johnson stood around the sides of the big table where they had eaten the previous evening. On the table before them were screens filled with images and short videos from the slave and torture camps that had been opened the day before.
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