Samuel E. Konkin
... are the
guest speakers scheduled for the 144th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
convene on June 15, 2006.
Victor Koman & Bob Weber on: "The Moral Dimension in U.S. Foreign Policy"
Our speakers will discuss the
moral implications of the War on Terror, The War in Iraq, and the wider
policy of pre-emption as opposed to "Cold War" containment policy.
How has our foreign policy affected
American and international culture, politics, and economics? How
has it affected Americans' view of themselves and their role in history?
How has it affected manners and common courtesy? Do American's have
as firm a grasp of "right and wrong" as supposed in earlier times?
Brad Linaweaver's own title for
his talk is: "Beyond Orwell: The Confusion of the Bush Wars"
Victor Koman will participate
as well as moderate this panel.
|OF SPECIAL NOTE
KHC member Steve Reed will conduct
a giveaway & sale before the June 19 meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. --
and after the meeting -- in Billingsley's parking lot. General interest
magazines free of charge, and books and other items sold at value prices.
Steve says: "Free magazines
KHC attendees! Add to your collections of Liberty, Libertarian
Review, Reason, and others, with issues from the early 1980s to the
Look for the green 1966 Ford Galaxie
with the open trunk, parked near the restaurant's entrance. Every
KHC attendee can take home a half shopping bag of free magazines.
(Bags will be provided.) First come, first served!
Also available: Tapes from
Liberty Audio of LP conventions, 1979 to the 1990s, $1 each. A selection
of libertarian books, $1 to $10 each, with Rothbard's Conceived
in Liberty, 4-volume set for $40. (Cash only, no checks, please.)
For information, leave voice mail
with Steve Reed in Downey, 562-927-6622.
About Our Speakers
Brad Linaweaver is one of the original founders of the Karl Hess Club. He's a prolific
writer, probably best known for his Prometheus Award winning alternate
of Ice. He's also a screenwriter and actor, and has recently
written an alternate history of the Spanish Civil War, Anarquia.
He publishes Mondo Cult.
He edited the libertarian sci-fi book Free
Space. His film credits include Jack-O.
His non-fiction has appeared in National
Review, Chronicles, Reason, The Agorist Quarterly, Famous Monsters of Filmland,
Cult Movies, Wonder, and The Atlantic Journal/Constitution.
Victor Koman's books include The
Jehovah Contract and his medical thriller Solomon's
Knife. Both won the Prometheus Award in their respective years. Ray Bradbury says: "The
Jehovah Contract has a fascinating concept, imaginatively delivered
... Would that there were a dozen more writers like [Koman] in the field."
Koman's short stories have appeared
King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem, Dark
Destiny, and Free
Space. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction calls
his third Prometheus-winning novel, Kings
of the High Frontier, "an intriguing, exhilarating, thought-provoking
and, yes, sprawling novel that brings back the sense of wonder that drew
so many of us into science-fiction in the first place."
Bob Weber is the all round Go-To Guy for almost any fact in the universe. He's
also a loyal Libertarian Party member who has been a candidate for Congress
and other offices on numerous occasions.
Bob suggested tonight's topic
and has in the past changed people's minds on this subject.
He is a chemist working in the
motion picture industry, but is an expert on just about anything.
He has been County Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles and
a member of the State LP Executive Committee, Judicial Committee, and many
other positions of responsibility in the LP. He's also been a frequent
speaker to the KHC on a wide range of topics, and a regular attendee since
the club's inception.
ADDENDUM: David Harmon
took these photos at the above meeting.
KHC members also enjoyed
this special cake in honor of our 12th Anniversary!