Originally posted on The Libertarian Alliance: BLOG:

 

Here are some remarks I delivered to the sixth annual meeting of Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Property and Freedom Society, held at the Karia Princess Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey, May 26-30, 2011.

The subject of my address was “Understanding China and the Chinese.” The conference organizers meant it to form part of a set, with Jared Taylor following me on the topic “Understanding Japan and the Japanese,” then John O’Sullivan on “Understanding Europe and its Bureaucrats,” then Professor Norman Stone on “Understanding Turkey and the Turks.”

As things turned out, the set was unfortunately incomplete, as the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC, with very un-Japanese inefficiency, lost Jared’s passport a few days before the conference, leaving him no time to sort the problem out and so unable to embark for Turkey.

We missed Jared and commiserate with him on what seems to have been an exceptionally bad year for him…

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  1. C H Ingoldby

    Always good to read Derbyshire’s insights.

    I presume this reblogging is related to his current persecution for the sin of honestly expressing his opinions on race?

  2. Yes, it is. Persecution of dissidents should always be at least noted.

  3. Liddle has commented on this on the Spectator website – http://www.spectator.co.uk/rodliddle/7775773/the-liberal-mobs-latest-victim.thtml

  4. Free market advocates tell us that knowledge of future prices is factored into the present price of shares etc.

    Tony