"We got him." Trump praises cold-blooded murder in the streets by the US government. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/us/elections/we-got-him-trump-cheers-the-killing-of-an-antifa-activist.html
Former #NewHampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn: "The Republican Party nearly sold its soul in the effort to elect Trump, and their deal with the devil is now sealed." https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/10/16/republicans-should-have-stopped-trump-2016-ex-state-gop-chair-column/3665008001/
New on my blog: The abuse of the word "virtual." https://garymcgath.com/wp/virtually-absurd/
Book discussion: The Neverending Story. The novel deals with the necessity and the dangers of fantasy. https://garymcgath.com/wp/neverending-story/
My book discussion series now has a third post, so it's officially a series! This one is about Susanna Clarke's _Piranesi_. https://garymcgath.com/wp/piranesi/
New book discussion on my blog: The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine. https://garymcgath.com/wp/age-of-reason/
When the Manchester, NH aldermen propose a mask snitch line and a $1,000 fine, it's not a "last resort." It's a revenue grab.
It's time for a late summer sale on both my books! The Magic Battery, a fantasy novel of the 16th century, and Files that Last, digital preservation for everygeek, both 50% off with the coupon code CK36F !
Good through US Labor Day (September 7).
Doug Bandow: Destroying Libya: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time https://original.antiwar.com/doug-bandow/2020/07/19/destroying-libya-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/
For your summer reading, here's a 1/3 off coupon on _The Magic Battery_. The Smashwords code is EU72J . https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1026409
Here's a reading from The Magic Battery, where Europe's greatest mage must flee from a book-burning mob. https://youtu.be/RYgZBi7Jo70
Another militarist president on the way. Biden claims the government's top obligation isn't to upholding its citizens' rights but to maintaining the welfare of its military. https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1280651561518002177
Even in fantasy worlds, people need freedom. https://garymcgath.com/TMB
This remains, in my opinion, one of the best allegories about the importance of civil liberties.
You can order The Magic Battery on Smashwords, Kindle, B&N, Kobo, or Apple Books. https://garymcgath.com/wp/more-ways-to-order-the-magic-battery/
Good article. I came across it because Charles Stross was sputtering with rage at its suggestion he has any classical liberal tendencies.He declared Quillette "darkweb."
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