Thanks for your various responses to the questions I posted here last Thursday. I'll give you my own answers now:
1. What in your opinion is the single biggest issue facing the world over the next ten years?
The rise of and the threat from Islamo-fascism. I'd like to be wrong, but the recent chest-beating from bin Laden and the bombing in Egypt just underscore that this threat isn't going away.
2. Facing the West?
The failure to understand and defend the Enlightenment values that underpin the West, and the related and continuing assault on reason from 'post-modern' academics and conservative theologians.
3. Facing New Zealand?
The ongoing destruction of New Zealanders' property rights.
In fact, when reflecting on this over the weekend, if I had my druthers I'd be putting my energies into putting together an organisation that promotes, explains and defends property rights in New Zealand, one that suggests common law- and property rights-based solutions to contemporary environmental and other issues (such as may be found here and here)-- one that highlights and argues for a sensible, common law-based framework as an alternative to the RMA.
A website for this would be a good start, as would be a title for both organisation and site. Any suggestions? Institute for Property Rights sounds far too stuffy, doesn't it? And perhaps Environment Probe just a little too worthy -- and it has already been taken.
LINKS: Osama's latest - The Qando blog
Triple blasts rock Egypt resort - BBC News
America vs death worship et al - Ayn Rand Institute
Stephen Hicks on Post-Modernism - The Objectivist Center
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism & Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, by Stephen Hicks - Amazon
Religion vs America et al - Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand Institute
Property Rights articles at Not PC
Common Law articles at Not PC
Environment Probe website
TAGS: War, Multiculturalism, Religion, Philosophy, Postmodernism, Property Rights, Common_Law