Friday, April 1, 2011

News from the Network, Vol. 4, No. 13

The time for the annual rally outside the Federal Reserve in Washington DC is drawing very near. If you're in the DC "metro area" on Friday, April 15, you might want to consider attending. It might not be "the" party of the year (very few people on the "A List" are planning to attend), but it is certain to be one of the more significant events. This might not appeal to the media, that tend to confuse glitz and glamour with substance, but the issues raised are critical to the survival of civilization — a point with which you must agree, whether or not you accept the Just Third Way.

Be that as it may, we have been making steady progress in presenting the Just Third Way as a possible solution to the various economic and political struggles throughout the globe, as you can see:

• Russell Williams, the radio "Voice of the Just Third Way," recently met with officials from the Connecticut university system, and has been making great progress in introducing them to the Just Third Way.

• As of this morning, we haven't received word about Russell's guest this week, but you will want to tune in anyway for a great show. Here is the station's press release so that you have the information handy: "Tune in every Saturday morning at 9 AM Eastern on WKND 1480 AM Windsor-Hartford, CT and online at www.goisradio.com/wknd. Call in and let your voice be heard at 860-218-2173 or 860-218-2174."

• If you've visited the CESJ website in the past week, you'll notice that there have been a few changes in the home page, making it easier to read and presenting the information in a more "user friendly" format. Note that there is also a special section for CESJ's publications. This is not "the new website," which is still in preparation and is going to take some time, but something of a temporary "facelift" as an interim step in the transition. Be sure to visit and take advantage of the many free downloads of CESJ publications.

• We're not yet to the point of a blog series on him, but we've added another name to our list of unjustly forgotten Just Third Way thinkers: William Winslow Crosskey (1894-1968), possibly the foremost constitutional scholar of the twentieth century. If you have the inclination and the endurance to seek out one of the extremely rare copies of his three-volume magnum opus, Politics and the Constitution (1953, 1980 — Volumes I and II were published in 1953, Volume III came out posthumously as an abortive attempt to complete the work) — do NOT confuse him with "Henry William Crosskey," or you will be extremely disappointed — the very few copies available are not too expensive, all things considered, but be sure you are getting all the volumes.

• We already noted the annual "Fed Rally." Consider this a reminder to attend if you can.

• Over the past week we have gotten enquiries about the Just Third Way (not the blog, the paradigm), from various places around the world, including Russia. The one from Russia was noteworthy as an illustration that most people still think of "democracy" in purely political terms, leaving out the necessary underpinning of economic democracy.

• CESJ will be hosting two "fellows" over the next couple of months, one from Mauritania and the other from Niger. Both are well-educated and highly sophisticated, having held high positions in their own countries, particularly in finance and economics. Similar to a CESJ internship, a fellow is not paid, but selects a project topic and works to advance the Just Third Way in his or her milieux.



• This has nothing to do with anything, but if you read this far, click on this for a pick me up.  You'll be glad you did . . . unless you're one of the jaundiced 0.5% that claim they don't like it.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 47 different countries and 46 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, Canada, the UK, Poland, and India. People in Venezuela, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Guatemala spent the most average time on the blog. The most popular posting this past week was once again "Thomas Hobbes on Private Property," followed by "Aristotle on Private Property," "The New Manifest Destiny," "The Wrath of Keynes, or, The Fall of the House of Hayek," and "De Tocqueville on Wage Slavery in America."

Those are the happenings for this week, at least that we know about. If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we'll see that it gets into the next "issue." If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you. All comments are moderated anyway, so we'll see it before it goes up.

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