Counterculture through the Ages 2.0

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Last year, I reviewed Ken Goffman/RU Sirius' excellent Counterculture through the Ages for the Wash Post, calling it "an unabashed defense of Enlightenment ideas about individualism, science and material progress" (whole review here).

The book's now out in paperback, so it's cheaper than ever to pick up here.

Sirius interviewed me a while back for his webzine NeoFiles. That's online here.

And he had Reason's Tim Cavanaugh on his radio show here.

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  1. I'm ahead of the curve, for once, I bought it last night. Good to see it is a well received work.

  2. Announcement of Gathering in the DC Area
    This is a thread-jack. If you do not cooperate we will unleash the wrath of Allah on your server!....oh, wait, never mind.

    Anyway, in light of how successful the other gatherings have been, Mr. Nice Guy and I are looking to have a gathering in the DC area, any weekend from Oct. 28 through mid-December.

    Here's how it works:
    -If you're interested, contact me. The address is real if you remove the part about spam.
    -Let me know which weekends you can meet in the DC area. If you aren't sure of your schedule but want to be on the mailing list for the event, just send me an email and I'll keep you in the loop.
    -Most popular weekend wins.
    -I'm fairly new to the area, so if you have a suggested venue, preferably near a Metro stop, let me know that too.

    I'm thinking an evening, preferably a Saturday, but whatever time works for the most people is what we'll do. Mr. Nice Guy and I will try to organize a trip to the shooting range (in Maryland, not DC, obviously) in the afternoon before the event for those who are interested. Both of us live near Metro stations and can probably take in somebody who wants to crash.

    Also, Smacky is coming to DC for a wedding Oct. 14-16. I'm busy that weekend, her schedule with the wedding is kind of busy, and I figure that the shorter notice might not work for those wanting to come from out of town, but if somebody is interested in putting something together, you might want to get in touch with her and see who else is interested.

  3. Now why you gotta go and rag on Lawrence Welk. "Counterculture" is relative, and specific to time and culture. Right now, if you're under 30, you couldn't possibly get more counterculture than Lawrence Welk.

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