October 29, 2009

Mencken Club Begins Tomorrow

Good news and bad news. First the bad, Tom Woods has been keeping an insane schedule for some time now. It was only a year ago that he gave me a call saying that he was going to be a bit late with a Takimag article because he was writing a book on the financial crisis. This book was, of course, Meltdown, a New York Times bestseller and sound introduction to Austrian economics which Tom wrote in a frenzied six weeks. Since then he’s been touring and lecturing with the Campaign for Liberty and has simply hit a wall. His wife has wisely ordered him to get some rest, and he’s had to cancel a couple of events, including the Mencken Club meeting. 

We definitely plan to have Tom come speak to us next year. Stepping up to pinch hit will be Steve Sailer, who’ll lecture us on Jewish liberals and how they got that way. Though we’ll all miss Tom, I’m sure Sailerholics will be happy to learn that they can get a double dose of Sailer this weekend.

The good news is that the response to the Mencken Club has been tremendous. We broke triple digits in attendance last week, and I expect a surge in registration over the next two days.

Many Takimag types—people who “think like us,” so to speak—think that they’re all alone in a world gone mad. They are not alone. And I can’t imagine a better place to meet like-minded individuals and rub shoulders with the likes of John Derbyshire, Sailer, Kevin Gutzman et al.  Get your last-minute tickets here.

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