Wednesday, 5 September 2007


TWO OF THE BRAVEST AND most controversial figures of our times are former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Danish newspaper editor Flemming Rose. As editor of The Free Radical, I'm enormously proud to publish interviews with both of these inspirational heroes.

Hirsi Ali (pictured left on that striking cover) outlines why she damns Islam, and why nonetheless the Muslim world can achieve an enlightenment of ideas in far less time that it took the West -- and Flemming Rose tells Lindsay Perigo about the lessons learned from his commissioning the series of Danish cartoons that sent Islamists berserk, and moral relativists running for cover.

These two interviews kick off an issue that infidels everywhere need to have on their coffee table, in their briefcase, and in their gift bags to business and personal friends. Just look what's on offer inside the 'Infidels' issue:

  • AS IT BECOMES increasingly clear that global warming skeptics are made infidels not so much for their scepticism of the threadbare warmist science but more for their refusal to accept the warmist political agenda, The Free Radical asks: What would a freedom-lover do about global warming? How could a freedom-lover use contemporary hysteria to drive the debate upwards to freedom, instead of down towards the ant heap of totalitarianism?
  • WHAT WOULD AYN Rand's "Party X" do in opposition to today's environmental hysteria? In seven punches to the green jaw, we show that capturing the debate for freedom need not be difficult if you know a little judo. As Bernard Darnton explains, socialism and central planning are unworkable at seventeen degrees. What makes anyone think things will be different at nineteen degrees?
  • WHAT'S THE CAUSE of the present worldwide turmoil in money markets – and what’s the likely outcome? George Reisman has the answers -- and a solution.
  • IF AN OPERA singer without a voice for it can go round the world in less than eighty days, then why can't freedom lovers use the same technique for the freedom message? Darnton and Cresswell spot an opportunity.
  • AFTER MODERNISM CAME post-modernism. What now for post-postmodern art? Stephen Hicks explains how and why art went to the dark side, and why it now has the chance to head towards the light.
  • SOLUTIONS TO THE serious problems with housing affordability are offered by National's John Key and Nick Smith, and summarily dismissed by Peter Cresswell.
ALL THIS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE in this latest issue, including a fan's review of the Harry Potter series and a non-fan's review of Ian Wishart's feverish best-seller; a beer enthusiast's review of American beer and a romance enthusiast's opinion on the risks of passion in California; the story of the child's mathematical mind and how James Bond and John Galt shave ... all this and more in Free Radical 77.

SUBSCRIBE NOW! Or buy your digital copy here shortly, or your hard copy in any one of these stores here from Monday.

Peter Cresswell
**Politics, Economics & Life as if Freedom Mattered**


  1. Well, if it gives Wishart's book a good kicking, then I'm certainly interested!

  2. Get Eve's Bite - it is a great book.
    Very enlightening.

    I look forward to what perspective libertarian fundamentalists have on it.

  3. Congratulations, looks like a great read this month.

  4. I have read the chapter in Wishart's book in which he addresses Dawkins' God Delusion. The self-described demolition of Dawkins was anything but. IIRC, I stopped reading at the point Wishart expresses the view that evolution is a conspiracy.

  5. matt b hasn't read Eve's Bite at all, for if he had he would know that nowhere in it is the phrase 'evolution is a conspiracy', nor is it implied.

    Evolution within species is a scientific fact. Evolutionary theory extrapolated out to posit species jump is nowhere near proven scientific fact.

    And Matt, re God Delusion...Dawkins' arguments don't stack up no matter how much you desperately want them to, and regardless of a non-fan's perspective in FR...

    Random mutations can equally randomly disappear, they are not automatically accumulated for some future occasion just because Dawkins needs this to be so for his theory to work.


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