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Shameless Self-promotion Sunday #32

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 15 years ago, in 2008, on the World Wide Web.

It’s Sunday Shameless Sunday. And in the spirit of self-promotion, I will note that Roderick has helpfully posted directions to the room for the Molinari Society’s APA session tomorrow (at which I will be appearing, as one of the Authors in an Authors-Meet-Critics).

The Molinari Symposium will be held in Independence Meeting Room II. (The APA program supplement says Independence Ballroom II but there is no such animal; the Independence Meeting Rooms are next to the Liberty Ballroom.)

Independence Meeting Room II is hard to find because it's actually across the street (via skybridge) from the main hotel, in something called the Deluxe Tower (or, less glamorously, the 3rd Floor Annex).

How to find Independence Meeting Room II: from the hotel lobby (1st floor), take the escalator (not the elevator) to the 3rd floor. (It goes directly from 1st to 3rd; I'm not sure there even is a 2nd floor.) Follow the signs that say Deluxe Tower or Bridge to Convention Center. Cross the skybridge; at the other end you'll see an arrow pointing left saying Convention Center and an arrow pointing right saying Marriott; go right.

Anyway, as for y’all–what have you been up to in the past week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

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  1. Mike Gogulski

    First, a stab at shaming the tools of oppression, here.

    Then, a diary entry from hell, here. Yes, true, yes just happened today, and yes I’m still on suicide watch. Big fun.

  2. Shawn P. Wilbur

    I haven’t written about it on my own blog yet, but I’ve posted a rough translation of about 17 pages from Proudhon’s “War and Peace” in the Libertarian Labyrinth archive. Frequently cited as evidence of Proudhon’s enthusiasm for war, the work actually ends with the line, “HUMANITY WANTS NO MORE WAR,” and presents a rather interesting account of how the histories of war, right and justice have been intertwined. We’ve discussed this stuff a little bit over at the Forums of the Libertarian Left.

  3. Scott Bieser

    I write the web-comics Escape From Terra and draw ODYSSEUS THE REBEL several weeks in advance of their on-line updates, which gets a bit frustrating sometimes because I’ll work through a particularly exciting passage in a given week but can’t really talk about it.

    But I will say this: In about 40 pages or so, ODYSSEUS will depart a bit from the traditional story-line to discover an island the likes of which will give most anarchists a major boner.

    There will be major developments in EFT as well but I can’t even hint about those without spoiling the plot. So, just add the site to your RSS feed and follow along, ok?

  4. Nick Manley

    “I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.”

    • Statement as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August 1988) p. 15; also quoted in “Rally Round the Flag, Boys” by Michael Kingsley in TIME magazine (12 September 1988), and in The 267 Stupidest Things Democrats/Republicans Ever Said (2000) ISBN 9780609806357 by Ted Rueter.


    Like Aster mentioned in our Mike G thread, there’s always the “indispensable” nation. The frothing at the mouth volkish Republican conservatives in our midst are true believers.

  5. Mike

    “I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.”

    Ha. Amusingly, I agree 100% with this statement, but for what I suspect are very different reasons.

— 2009 —

  1. Nick Manley


    You show insufficient loyalty towards the national volk ( :

  2. Nick Manley

    OMG! Could the “left” get over Castro already?!?!?!

    I quote: “A large part of the population has become disillusioned. It steals and hustles simply to meet basic needs, and many fall into the pit of consumerism, pursuing individual greed.”


    I wonder why they steal and hustle. Could it be that Communist dictatorships don’t actually bring economic well being? And how “evil” of the Cubans to appreciate the fact that they now have some limited access to “crazy” consumerist items like cell phones. Let’s not fall into the “trap” of not wanting to live in impoverished solidarity…

    Is anyone else perturbed by this? ( :


  3. Nick Manley

    I am trying not to do so much consecutive posting anymore out of respect for others, but I had to protect my intellectual reputation — such as it is ( :

    That article is actually more nuanced then my criticism or specific quote makes it sound. That said, the attack on Cubans for “straying” from the revolution just seems like it could come out of the Cuban government’s propaganda offices.

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