... is the
guest speaker scheduled for the 142nd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
convene on April 17, 2006.
Chuck Hammil on "The Weapon Shops
Chuck Hammil asks:
* Where did the line "The
right to buy weapons is the right to be free" originate? Not
from the NRA, sadly. Many of them still think guns are for
* What does the late Harry
Browne's quote (paraphrased): "The probability of success of any endeavor
is inversely proportional to the number of people who have to be converted
to your way of thinking to make it happen" have to teach us about practical
implementations of Libertarianism?
* How does it relate to
PGP cryptography, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, and the identification
of the "Weapons Shop Paradigm" as a new model for productive activity in
insulating oneself from the state? Chuck brings some salient answers
to these questions, using "The Weapons Shop Paradigm."
Of course, "The right to buy weapons
is the right to be free" was coined by A. E. Van Vogt in his seminal science
fiction novel, The
Weapon Shops of Isher.
This meeting is the third in our
series of lectures dedicated to SEK3's memory. Our speaker is eminently
qualified to speak on this subject and we trust that this talk will meet
Sam's exacting standards for content. Don't miss it!
About Chuck Hammil
Chuck Hammill has served almost
four decades in the libertarian movement.
He is a graduate of USC with
a B.S. in Math. He studied under Dr.
John Hospers and earned a second degree in philosophy by taking
every course Hospers offered, plus a few others. He then earned an
M.S. in Math and an M.S. in Computer Science from USC.