...is scheduled as the guest speaker for the 230th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on June 17, 2013.
Bob Weber on "John Stuart Mill and the Failure of Classical Liberalism."
A pitfall of historians' is the notion of a Lost Golden Age -- a notion that Bob rejects.
Focusing on John Stuart Mill, Bob will discuss how classical liberalism contained the seeds of own destruction from the beginning. He will show how Mill's ideas provided liberal support for imperialism, socialism, war, and the suppression of national minorities, culminating in classical liberalism's suicide when it helped take the European nations into World War I.
About Bob Weber:
Bob Weber is one of the Karl Hess Club's most devoted members, having had a perfect attendance most years since 1994 -- and is also one of our most frequent speakers.
Bob is a veteran of the freedom movement. In 1964, he cajoled his parents into taking him to Dodger Stadium for Barry Goldwater's campaign speech.
He registered to vote as a Libertarian in 1972 and cast a write-in vote for John Hospers.
He has run for political office many times, with a perfect record of never having been elected. He served as L.A. County Chair of the LP, was twice the state LP's Southern Vice-Chair, and has served as a member of the state LP's Judicial Committee.
He graduated from UCLA with a degree in chemistry, and spent his professional career in motion picture post production. He is a polymath, knowing many things about many things.