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... are the guest speakers scheduled for the 144th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on June 15, 2006.


    Brad Linaweaver, 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. 


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 for KHC attendees! Add to your collections of Liberty, Libertarian Review, Reason, and others, with issues from the early 1980s to the present."

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 history, Moon 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 in The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem, Dark Destiny, and Free SpaceThe 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!