Thomas Woods: Up From Conservatism

A month ago I attended the Mises Institute's Supporter's Summit, of which the theme was "Radical Scholarship." It's always a pleasure to be involved with any Mises Institute event, and to get to talk with some of my personal heroes there like Jeffrey Tucker, Mark Thornton, and Peter Klein, among others. (Also I'd like to give a shout-out to Roderick Long, though he was not in attendance.) I had not yet heard Thomas Woods, but his speech, "Up From Conservatism," was just what the doctor ordered. I point this out because the speech is now available from the media page. (Or just save some time and skip right to the file. It's only about 30 minutes long.)

The highlight: use the channels of civil society if you want to make the world better.

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What happened to the thread on the Individual Ready Reserves?

Obviously, you folks host this site and pay the ISP bills, so you can do what you like, but there is a general (non-enforceable) social expectation that when a blogger blogs, and commenters contribute by making reasonable non-spam comments, the thread will stay up.

The original post might look a bit silly in the light cast by the comments, but that's not the best reason in the world to flush it down the memory hole.

I hope that the post and comments are restored.

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