I found (unearthed?) this video while searching for images of Thursday’s speaker, Brian Micklethwait.
What do you think?
A bit more on Brian.
Brian is insanely well-known around Libertarian circles. Everyone knows he was involved in the Libertarian Alliance during it’s hey day and is responsible for all those LA leaflets and tactical notes that did so much to shape the movement. He also helped out Chris Tame at the Alternative Bookshop and is famous for bringing people to libertarianism by winding up socialists so badly they could not stop talking about libertarianism.
Brian’s name is a bit of a giveaway that he is a bit of posh toff. He was born into a class that expected to run things, for example, his mother was involved in setting up the Natural Childbirth Trust. If you have had a baby, chances Brian’s mum had something to do – very indirectly – with teaching you how to change nappies, breastfeed and give birth. It is therefore not at all surprising that Brian came to libertarianism through the perspective of a governor – an honest inquiry into how best to govern ended at the ultimate in laissez-faire.
These days Brian spends his time helping the grassroots of the libertarian movement grow a bit faster. Helping them to understand what they can do and how best they might do it. It is with that in mind that we have him here.