Our conference “Restoring the Republic 2009: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties” was a resounding success! The 21 speeches were among the best I’ve ever heard. In fact, I have never participated in a conference with so many consistently great speeches. The mix of liberals, conservatives, and libertarians — along with a select group of lawyers who are fighting hard to preserve the Constitution and Bill of Rights — ended up working perfectly to present the libertarian case on these two burning issues of our time.
On Friday night of the conference, C-SPAN covered three of the talks — Ron Paul, Stephen Kinzer, and Andrew Bacevich. The speeches were among the best at the conference. One of the most entertaining parts was the exchange between Kinzer and Bacevich themselves — two intellectual giants good naturedly battling over a certain point about foreign policy. You can see all three speeches online here.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing the conference speeches with you. Thank you to all the supporters and sponsors whose financial support made the conference a reality, to all our student interns who helped us out, to all of our great speakers, to our FFF staff, and to everyone who attended the event. Here at FFF, we are a bit tired but we are still flying high over how well everything went.
Keep in mind: Next year is FFF’s 20th Anniversary Conference.