Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bob Barr to lecture in Arizona!

Also on Thursday at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, former Congressman and 2008 Libertarian Party standard-bearer Bob Barr will lecture, from 12:15-1:15 PM in 105 Armstrong Hall. The title of the talk: "We Can Fight Terrorism Without Sacrificing Civil Liberties".

Barr has at different times in his career been a CIA analyst, a US Attorney, and a consultant to the ACLU; there are few more qualified to give this talk. He's also an intellectual whirlwind who can keep up with scholars of the highest order, and someone with the rare good sense to publicly change his mind and admit fault, as evinced both by his slow drift toward the libertarian way of seeing things, his work toward drug legalization, and his apology for the Defense of Marriage Act.

Thursday afternoon teaching duties preclude my making the drive up from Tucson; I could only be on time under ideal conditions. Those who do make it, please, report back about it. (And I am still entertaining the idea of guest 'bloggers; I just haven't found anyone who will follow through!)

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