Sunday, July 31, 2011

Defending Liberty, and Libertarianism!

"We" at Unforeseen Contingencies are setting aside the month of August as "Defending Liberty Month." Liberty, and the political philosophy that of liberty, libertarianism, are certainly under attack these days, from leftists and rightists, "liberals" and conservatives, and even from self-described "libertarians." We at UC think this would be a great time to celebrate and defend liberty from these critics.

Most of the criticism of libertarianism is misrepresentation, in our view, and frequently intentionally dishonest misrepresentation. We're going to take on some of these misrepresentations, including a good deal of the crazy nonsense spouted by Lew Rockwell and his band of fellow travelers. This should be both instructive and fun.

Because I'm about to embark on a backcountry trip for a few days, "we" at UC are also proclaiming that "Defending Liberty Month" begins today so that we can get our first post up in timely fashion.

As always, comments welcome. Enjoy!

Picture: "Sergeant William Jasper Raises the Fallen Regimental" at Fort Moultrie, 28 June 1776.

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