On behalf of the Libertarian Alliance, I wish you all the best for 2011.
Oh, let's agree that the coming year will be dreadful - more inflation,
higher taxes, more wars and rumours of war, less liberty, at least another
few steps closer to the grave and so on. The convention, nevertheless, is
that I should try to sound cheerful. So, Happy New Year!
Four things to announce:
1. The First Publication of 2011 from the Libertarian Alliance
Scientific Notes 17 - "Reclaiming Anthropology for Science: A Libertarian
Approach" by Edward Dutton
"Scientific anthropologists tend to argue for the veracity of their
approach and assume that the most logical approach will ultimately reclaim
the discipline from postmodernists and extreme-naturalists. This article
advocates scientific anthropology but stresses that being logically
coherent is only part of the process of scientific revolutions. It
demonstrates that anthropology is broadly in the grip of those who are
implicitly religious-not rational-and then presents a libertarian
manifesto on how anthropology-in practical terms-might be returned to the
More at http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/scien/scien017.htm
2. Sean Gabb's Review of the New "Upstairs, Downstairs" (Long and Damning)
"The revived Upstairs, Downstairs is very nearly as bad as it could
possibly be. It is dull. It is badly written and over-acted. It is
technically incompetent. Its whole purpose appears to have been to serve
as legitimation propaganda for the present order of things
More at http://www.seangabb.co.uk/?q=node/519
3. Special Offer on Sean Gabb's "The Churchill Memorandum"
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4. Holiday Recommendation
Now that - contrary to the "scientific" predictions - the world seems to
be getting colder for the time being, you may care to plan a nice long
holiday in the sun. If that is the case, let me recommend Bodrum in
Turkey. The place is warm and friendly. It has a nice marina and boats
that will take you into some of the clearest seas in the world. It has a
big crusader castle and a fine Hellenistic theatre. It is the birthplace
of Herodotus. It is within easy driving distance of Ephesus and Hierapolis
and Aphrodisias and Laodicea.
If you are the sort who likes golf and skydiving and jumping up and down
all night, with semi-clad young people, to the sound of drums and guitars,
Bodrum is also the place just for you.
I've been there five times since 2006 - three times with my family - and
always look forward to going back.
And, of all the places to stay in Bodrum, there is no finer than the Hotel
Karia Princess. For quiet luxury, for prompt and friendly service, for
excellency of table, it cannot be praised too highly.
Moreover, this hotel is owned and run by committed libertarian of the
Austrian School. If you are a libertarian or a conservative, the Hotel
Karia Princess is the obvious place to stay. Where else can you mix sun,
sea, delightful food and intellectual stimulation?
Take a look for yourself: http://www.kariaprincess.com/
Director, The Libertarian Alliance (Carbon Positive since 1979)
Tel: 07956 472 199
Skype Username: seangabb
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Buy these novels by Richard Blake: "Conspiracies of Rome"
> ("Fascinating to read, very well written, an
intriguing plot" Derek Jacobi); "Terror of Constantinople"
> ("Nasty, fun and educational" The Daily
Telegraph); "Blood of Alexandria" <http://tinyurl.com/356mwdr
>. "Sword of
Damascus" will be published in June 2011. Buy them for your own enjoyment.
Buy them as presents for your friends and loved ones.