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Published February 22, 2011 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
L. Neil Smith has twice won the Prometheus Award, given by the Libertarian Futurist Society for outstanding science fiction with libertarian themes. His Prometheus Award-winning novels were The Probability Broach (1982) and (Read More)
Published February 02, 2011 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
Depending on who you ask, science fiction grand master Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) was either a conservative, a fascist, or a left-wing hippie.
But to those who knew him best -- and to those who read any of his 47 books -- Heinlein was a libertarian who glorified individualism, progress, honor, and responsibility. In fact, the DailyObjectivist.com opined: "The man was as libertarian as they come." In the American Spectator (February 10, 2004), Colby Cosh wrote: "If you wish to trace the sources of (Read More)
Published December 21, 2010 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
It was 1963, and college student Walter Block was, by his own admission, "a dumb pinko." Ayn Rand came to visit Brooklyn College, and Block decided to attend her lecture -- just so he could boo and hiss! After her speech, he decided that he had not booed or hissed enough, so he decided to attend the free luncheon being held in her honor. Of course, Block, not being a member of the Objectivist Study Group, was seated a long way from the guest of honor. So, being young (Read More)
Published October 11, 2010 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
David Nolan November 23, 1943 - November 21, 2010
David Nolan is famous among libertarians for two major achievements. He's a co-founder of the Libertarian Party -- in fact, that party was formed in his own living room in 1971.
In 1970, he created a new map of the political world that has all but replaced the old-fashioned left-right linear model. A Google search for the phrase “Nolan Chart” recently turned (Read More)