Another quick speaker spotlight for our big June 1-4 conference Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties in Reston, Virginia.
Two of our Saturday speakers at the conference will be Ivan Eland and Tom DiLorenzo.
Ivan is senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute, which has taken a leading role in the area of economic liberties, foreign policy, and civil liberties. Not only is Ivan among the most insightful foreign-policy analysts in the country, he has a unique ability to synthesize libertarian principles in his analyses and make them easily readable to the general public. Thats why his articles have been widely published in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Newsday, and Washington Times.
Tom DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University, but hell be speaking about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, a subject on which he has written two books and innumerable articles. A longtime libertarian, Tom will show how war and infringements on civil liberties are inexorably intertwined, confirming Madisons point that of all the enemies to liberty, war is the biggest. Conference attendees are in for an exciting and informative talk about Lincoln, habeas corpus, military tribunals, war, and civil liberties.
Why attend this conference? Ludwig von Mises put it best, No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result.
As John Henry Cardinal Newman put it, The general principles of any study you may learn by books at home; but the detail, the color, the tone, the air, the life which makes it live in us, you must catch all these from those in whom it lives already.
Our all-star cast of 24 libertarians, liberals, and conservatives are fighting hard to move our country in a better, freer direction with respect to foreign policy and civil liberties. We are all hoping that you will join us at this exciting and important event.