“In a laissez-faire society, there could exist no public institution with the power to forcefully protect people from themselves. From other people (criminals), yes. From one's own self, no.”  --  Karl Hess

Karl Hess Club

Founded on April 30, 1994 by Samuel Edward Konkin III, J. Kent Hastings, Brad Linaweaver and Mike Everling. If you wish to learn more about Karl Hess, please consult his autobiography.


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The Karl Hess Club is a Los Angeles based libertarian supper club that meets each month on the third Monday at Dinah's Family Restaurant, 6521 Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela), Culver City.  Phone: (310) 645-0456.

Dinner starts at 8 p.m., though you may arrive earlier. If so, please state that you are with the KHC so the club gets credit for your custom. Minimum for attendees is $10.00 plus a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program). Attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order. Order off the menu and pay your own tab.

At 10:30 p.m., the KHC adjourns at Dinah's and reconvenes at 11 p.m. for an informal gathering at the Doubletree Hotel lounge, 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City (at Arizona, one block West of Sepulveda Blvd). Hotel bar will validate your parking with any purchase. Ph: 310-649-1776.

Regular Schedule

  7:00 p.m.  Gathering Time
  8:00 p.m.  Dinner  (order from the menu) 
  8:45 p.m.  Announcements 
  9:00 p.m.  Speaker 
10:00 p.m.  Q & A 
10:30 p.m.  Adjournment from Dinah's
11:00 p.m.  Move to Doubletree Hotel lounge.


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Download a Free pdf copy of Samuel E. Konkin III's An Agorist Primer.


  Upcoming Guest Speakers


* April 17, 2017, Brad Linaweaver on "The Two Richards." [Annual SEK3 Memorial Lecture]

* May 15, 2017, Emily Cutler from Southern Californians Against Forced Treatment.

* June 19, 2017, Craig Huey hosts an "Election Forum: What Went Wrong in California and What We Can Do About It."

* July 17, 2017, Ray Acosta on "The Tampico Affair and the Occupation of Veracruz."

* August 21, 2017, Joseph Miranda on "The Deep State."


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The Karl Hess Club, its organizers, associates, vendors, and participants assume no liability for any loss or injury suffered by anyone due to his or her attendance to, or participation in, any KHC proceedings. Thank you.

Your continued participation and loyal support of the KHC is appreciated and gratefully acknowledged by your humble servant, Senior Facilitator Mike Everling.

Who Was Karl Hess?

The KHC was named in honor of libertarian philosopher Karl Hess. Learn more about him in his autobiography.

Some of the writings of KHC co-founder Samuel E. Konkin III may be found in New Libertarian Manifesto and Agorist Class Theory.

Learn more about the Karl Hess Club in this Hollywood Investigator report.