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L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 916, April 2, 2017

What is it worth to save what it took
our ancestors a thousand years to build?

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by Ken Holder
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Here is a clear-eyed look at Current Events:

The Civil War is Here
The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.
by Daniel Greenfield

A civil war has begun.

This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control.

The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.

It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.
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And to that I would have to say “Yep”.

And, probably related, we find this:

J Scott Armstrong: Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Papers in Scientific Journals Follow Scientific Method
by Allum Bokhari

Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.

Professor Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation about what he considers to be “alarmism” from forecasters over man-made climate change.
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File both of those under Going To Hell In A Handbasket or something.

Truth? We don’t have to show you any steeenking truth!

And on to Books You Really Ought to Read:

Last week I already mentioned:

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg. Get it for Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com. Well worth your time.

I just finished Why American History Is Not what They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism by Jeff Riggenbach, which you can get for Kindle, or in paperback from Amazon.com. Very clarifying it is.

And this last week I finished Volume 1, then read Riggenbach, and began on Volume 2 today:

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: Learning Curve 1907-1948 Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

He was a fascinating character (just like me… heh! No, I'm being funny… trying to anyway). A select selection of my favorites:

Double Star (our publisher's favorite) Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

The Door Into Summer Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

The Puppet Masters Kindle, or in Easton Press leather-bound hardback (!), or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Methuselah's Children Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

And don't forget the “Juveniles”, my favorite of which are:

Tunnel in the Sky Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Have Space Suit—Will Travel Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Farmer in the Sky Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Red Planet (the first Heinlein I read, and still my favorite) Kindle, or in hardback, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

And don't overlook The Robert Heinlein Interview And Other Heinleiniana by J. Neil Schulman in Kindle, or in paperback from Amazon.com.

Finally, Our Publisher, Mr. L. Neil Smith has been nominated for the Prometheus Award for his new novel Blade of p’Na. The winner will be announced at the 75th World Social Justice Fiction Convention (I mean Science Fiction Convention) held in Helsinki Finland this August. You can learn about membership in the Libertarian Futurist Society at lfs.org. You can learn about membership in Worldcon-75 at worldcon.fi. I attended a Worldcon about 30 years ago in Anaheim, California. I remember being tired a lot.


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