Letters to the Editor
from Robert Jackman, A.X. Perez and Paul Bonneau
by L. Neil Smith
Over the past several days, since the recent general
election, I have received countless despairing e-messages from individuals
who are certain that the ascendency of Barack H. Obama to the Presidency
of the United States represents the end of America, the end of democracy,
the end of history, the end of the world, or some combination of the above.
An Instinct for Liberty
by Kent McManigal
I hope I am not alone in this, and judging by what I read
from a few other people out there, I suspect I am not, but I feel as though I
have an instinct for liberty. It just seems to be a natural part of my existence.
I am not talking about anything mystical, but a natural, inborn understanding
of what liberty really is and why it is important to protect.
by A.X. Perez
The good news is that Barack Obama is the USA's first Black
President. He also overcame false accusations that he is a Moslem with radical
Barack Obama and America's 1997: Welcome to the Club!
by Sean Gabb
I have been asked by several of my American readers to comment on their
presidential election. I did think to ignore these requests. Having spent
very little time there, I cannot be regarded as an expert on America. Nor
am I particularly fond of the place. I think its war of independence was
brought on less by the Stamp Act than by Lord Mansfield's judgement on
the illegality of slavery at common law. I also think its war between the
states was won by the wrong side. It would have been better for humanity
had the Union been broken up and its member states made into British
satellites. Sadly, the United States survived, and was able to grow into
the mercantilist oligarchy that took the most significantbecause
ultimately the most successful - place in the triumvirate of Soviet
communism and European national socialism that ended the hegemony of