The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The end of a dynasty?

Are the days left in power numbered for Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad? Many think so in light of his humiliating withdrawal from Lebanon. Reason interviews a Syrian intellectual and former political prisoner about the dynamics now in play in Syria and the region here. I found his argument that Israeli disengagement from the Golan Heights would deprive the regime of its straw man and further weaken the regime particularly interesting.
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The Advocates for Self Government are deeply concerned that libertarianism is being written out of existence in many school curriculums. They have posted a plea for help in reintroducing the concepts of personal liberty and small government into high schools and colleges around the US. Read more here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog looks better this week, with the use of images and easier to read text. The underlining was way too distracting.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Free2Smooze said...

Thanks!

9:48 PM  

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