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Fearless Philosophy For Free Minds: Carnival of Liberty VII is Ready

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Carnival of Liberty VII is Ready

The Carnival of Liberty this week is hosted by Eric Cowperthwaite at Eric’s Grumbles Before the Grave. The subject of the carnival’s prologue is the advances which have taken place in the cause of liberty around the world. Eric writes:

I think one of the things we forget, as we survey all of today's assault on liberty and freedom, is just how far we have come, just how much of the world has changed in the past 60 years. The bid of the German, Japanese and Italian fascists for European and East Asian hegemony was defeated, and the horror that was the Nazi Final solution brought to an end. The Soviet Union, and its enslavement of half a billion humans came to a close only a short four and a half decades later. As much as we may detest the Chinese government, the truth is that there has been slow progress there too. Apartheid in South Africa is a thing of the past. Let's take a moment to celebrate all of the triumphs of liberty and freedom. And then recognize that there is much more to accomplish.

Eric has a great point. If we want to fight for liberty, we need to remember what was required to secure liberty in the past. These historical examples and countless others of the defeat of tyranny around the world can guide us in how to fight both militarily and philosophically to free more minds and create a better world.

As always, the Carnival of Liberty has some great posts from members of the Life, Liberty, and Property community and others who value these rights. Be sure to check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Past carnivals:
Carnival of Liberty I hosted by Brad Warbainy of The Unrepentant Individual
Carnival of Liberty II hosted by Searchlight Crusade
Carnival of Liberty III hosted by Eric Cowperthwaite of Eric’s Grumbles
Carnival of Liberty IV hosted by Eric Cowperthwaite of Eric’s Grumbles
Carnival of Liberty V hosted by Owlish of Owlish Mutterings
Carnival of Liberty VI hosted by Stephen Littau of Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds


Blogger T. F. Stern said...

If nobody else has said it, thank you for all the work that you put in to host the Carnival. That goes for all the other hosts as well.

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