Director's Bulletin, 4th March 2011

Libertarian Alliance Director's Bulletin

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4th March 2010

Various things to report.

1. I wish to thank everyone who has so far donated money to the Libertarian Alliance. Thanks to your generosity, we shall be able to pay all our Internet and administrative bills for some while to come.

At the same time, I confirm that the Libertarian Alliance has, for the moment, suspended all conferences and lectures. To be specific, I confirm that there will be no Chris R. Tame Memorial Lecture at the Liberal Club in London. This is to be regretted, but is unavoidable.

2. In the past few weeks, we have published, among much else, the following:

4th February 2011 - "Guilt of Self-Righteousness?" by David Webb -

9th February 2011 - Sean Gabb on "The Myth of Global Warming" - BBC Radio Leeds - I walked all over the Greenie from my old university. 

12th February 2011 - "Brief Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt" by Sean Gabb - I thought this was the dullest thing I'd written in ages. The Germans liked it in translation, however.

15th February 2011 - "The Equitable Life Shakedown" by David Webb -

17th February 2011 - Sean Gabb on "Are Ticket Touts Immoral?" - LBC Radio - Ten minutes of me with Iain Dale & . 

28th February 2011 - "Taxing Corporate Profits" by David Webb -

1st March 2011 - "How Long before Christians are Actively Persecuted in England?" by Sean Gabb - This has gone down rather well on the LA Blog, where Ian B's critique amounts to an alternative narrative. It has also been read by unimaginable number on Lew Rockwell and in The Brussels Journal

I hope in the next week or so to give details of several other new publications from the Libertarian Alliance.

3. During the last few months of his life, Chris R. Tame recorded a long series of conversations with me. Many of these will need severe editing before they can be offered to the public - or perhaps should wait until those in his sights have joined him beyond the grave. But here is one that shows Chris in a reasonably generous mood:

During the next few weeks, I will publish one of the books he left incomplete when he died. It will run to about 700 pages, and will be followed by several more. Thanks to Lulu, what seemed for a while the impossible has now become a simple matter of a little hard work. 

4. Could I possibly send out one of these bulletins without mentioning either my gifted friend, the novelist Richard Blake, or my own new novel The Churchill Memorandum? I might if I tried. However, the great novelist L. Neil Smith - before whom even Mr Blake bows his head in envy and respect - has just published a most generous review of The Churchill Memorandum. You can read this here:

5. I do keep mentioning our new website. This will, I assure you, be inconceivably lush when finished. Just take a look at mine to see what we have in mind. However, nearly a thousand publications, which exist in two formats, and a massively ambitious architecture, mean that the html/css site that I created in 2000, and have been playing with ever since, will not yet be presented to any online museum of quaint survivals from the 1990s. At the least, we shall be running both sites in tandem for months. I make no promises, but do expect to unveil something within the next fortnight.