Another African 'Drought'

L. Neil Smith's
The Libertarian Enterprise

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by RussMo

Number 188, August 26, 2002


IN THIS ISSUE: we beat the heck out of a rising college freshman, a bunch of starving third-worlders, certain stupid women, and, most lovingly of all ... as usual ... each other.

The Editor

Letters To The Editor
from John P. Slevin and Mark Etanerkist

Libertarian Politics: An Oxymoron
by John Lopez
Libertarians recognize as self-evident the rights of life, liberty, and property. No one who calls himself a libertarian can advocate theft or murder. So why do so many "libertarians" do just that?

Changing The Rules
by Carl Bussjaeger
Okay, you Constitutionalists out there, let's talk about how well that dead document has served the cause of individual freedom in America.
Plenty of folks (some quite a bit smarter than I) have expressed their doubts about the value of the Constitution over the years. It even started before all the existing states ratified it. Heck, a third of the original Convention delegates walked out rather than foist the condemned thing on a newly free America. Rhode Island was blackmailed into signing off.

Reply To Mr. Bommarito
by James J Odle
In his letter to the editor in the last TLE, Mr. Joseph S. Bommarito questioned my suggestion [in the TLE before that] that philosophy is 'mental masturbation.' Perhaps I should clarify what I mean.

Response To Corinne Low
by John Lopez
First, let me thank Ms. Low for taking the time to write a response to my article "The Moral Outrage of Voting". Please see also "Libertarian Politics: An Oxymoron" by yours truly, in this issue. I feel that there is a fundamental difference of thought between myself and Ms. Low. This is not meant as an insult, but merely as a statement of fact. On to the response:

Another African 'Drought'
by Vin Suprynowicz
It's been almost a year since the United States pulled out of the United Nations conference against "racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance" in Durban, South Africa.

The Silence Surrounding RAWA
by Wendy McElroy
On August 1st, the prominent left-wing Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) declared a "Victory for Afghan Women". Legislation approved by Congress will funnel billions of U.S. tax dollars into reconstructing Afghanistan. FMF had campaigned vigorously for the measure and undoubtedly expects to guide the money slated for Afghan women.

Mesolibertarians: Are You One? Have We A Home?
by Matthew Hogan
Among libertarians, there are paleo-s, neo-s, and anarcho-s and other less cheery-os. But what about us meso's?

Dare To Face The Failure Of DARE
by Vin Suprynowicz
Policemen, by and large, are fine fellows who only want the best for our children.
And today's children, few would dispute, need to be warned about the dangers of addictive drugs -- and the criminal culture which often accompanies their use (thanks to their current legal status) -- at a fairly tender age.

Selected by the Editor
Bits of the news of interest to liberty lovers.

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