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Thank you for the article about Jim Baen in today’s American Spectator.
One contribution not mentioned in the article is the publication on the web of the full text of Fallen Angels by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Long before “global warming” became fashionable, Niven and Pournelle wrote about a world destroyed by misguided attempts to control the climate. To quote from the online summary:
“That government, dedicated to saving the environment from the evils of technology, had been voted into power because everybody knew that the Green House Effect had to be controlled, whatever the cost. But who would have thought that the cost of ending pollution would include not only total government control of day-to-day life, but the onset of a new Ice Age?”
Having passed this link to countless friends over the years, I’m delighted at the opportunity to pass it on to still more.p>Your readers may be interested in the dozens of other books available in the Baen Free Library . br> — Harry M. Kriz br> Blacksburg, Virginia /p> p> I want to thank you for publishing Hal G.P. Colebatch’s Memoriam to James Patrick Baen. I have been an avid consumer of Baen Books, with their beautiful full color painted paper back covers, for a number of years and yet I had no idea about the life of its publisher. The piece is a fine example of memoriam writing, expounding upon the quiet contributions each of us make with no expectation of worldly glory.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?