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The Libertarian Enterprise

Number 33, September, 1997


"A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim."


L. Neil Smith, Publisher
lneil@lneilsmith.org

Cathy L.Z. Smith, Managing Editor
cathylz@lamar.colostate.edu

Vin Suprynowicz, Editor-in-Chief;
vin@lvrj.com

Ken L. Holder, Webmaster
kholder@webleyweb.com


Libertarian Enterprises (Glub! Glub!)

         TLE readers have expressed perplexity and disappointment over the recent irregular publication of their favorite online journal. We (meaning Cathy and yours truly) make no excuses at this end, but offer an explanation. We were already in dire straits over the resignation of our managing editor, when Mother Nature (or as we like to think of her, "Auntie Evolution") added to the thrill by filling our basement and selected portions of our living room and Subaru with water.
         We spent most of the next two months hauling 450 big green garbage bags of debris out onto our driveway, running 70 loads of laundry at a laundromat (a moment of silence, please, for our drowned washer and drier), getting a cast on our daughter's broken arm (not to mention keeping it clean, dry, and undamaged for several weeks, no easy task with an active 7-year-old), dealing with insurance adjustors, heating guys, plumbers, electricians, building contractors, and useless city geeks, all the while worrying, with the ground soaked and dark clouds overhead nearly every day, that it was going to happen all over again.
         Those who want more gory details will find them on my personal web site, the "Webley Page" at http://www.lneilsmith.org//flood.html.
         We spent some time on the phone, but some of you may have noticed that we didn't answer (or read) much e-mail; we owe mail to everybody in the Known Galaxy. We also started learning to live with a squished lumbar disk (see 450 big green bags, above), an unspeakably painful and exhausting process which is the main reason TLE issues have been as scarce as frog fur. We did manage to send out Issue 32, which folks seem to have enjoyed. With this issue to fill the gap, we plan to resume regular publication the first of next month with Issue 34.
         No permanent damage of any kind was done, even to my back, which is recovering nicely, thank you. Ryllie's cast comes off at the end of the week. Thank you for your kindly concern, your many wonderful offers of assistance, and especially your patience, all of which have helped make these past two months more of an interesting experience than an excruciating ordeal.

Sincerely,

L. Neil Smith, Publisher
The Libertarian Enterprise


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Index

1. Pragmatists vs. Ideologues: Part One, By George H. Smith cathylz@lamar.colostate.edu

2. Free Space, Reviewed by Claire Wolfe freewolf@rocketship.com

3. Pragmatists vs. Ideologues: Part Two, By George H. Smith cathylz@lamar.colostate.edu

4. The Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus, By L. Neil Smith lneil@lneilsmith.org

5. Pragmatists vs. Ideologues: Part Three, By George H. Smith cathylz@lamar.colostate.edu

6. A Letter to the Publisher, By Jack McPherson jakmak@ipa.net

 
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