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2-CD Set Volume 8: Joseph R. Stromberg and Anthony Gregory - Restoring the Republic 2007
Artist/Band: The Future of Freedom Foundation
In June of 2007, the Future of Freedom Foundation held one of the most important conferences in the history of the libertarian movement, "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties."
For the past several decades, U.S. foreign policy has included support of dictatorial regimes, brutal sanctions and embargoes, invasions and occupations, terrorist "blowback" against the United States, severe assaults on civil liberties and the Bill of Rights, suspension of habeas corpus, torture and "rendition" of detainees, indefinite detentions, and kangaroo military tribunals.
With the ever-growing debacle in Iraq, there was never a better time to come together to share ideas on restoring the limited-government, constitutional republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. When you review our list of 24 speakers -- libertarians, liberals, and conservatives -- you will see that this one one fantastic intellectual experience that can be now be relived through this 12-volume series of CDs.
Joseph R. Stromberg:
Joseph R. Stromberg is an independent historian and writer who was born in Fort Myers, Florida. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Florida Atlantic University and his further graduate work was completed at the University of Florida. Mr. Stromberg was a Richard M. Weaver Fellow from 1970-1971. His work has appeared in the Individualist, Libertarian Forum, Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Freeman, Chronicles, Independent Review, Freedom Daily as well as in several books of essays.
Anthony Gregory earned his Bachelors Degree in American History from UC Berkeley, giving the history commencement speech for his class in 2003. His undergraduate thesis was on media-government relations during the 1993 standoff at Waco, Texas, between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidians.
He has been awarded the Ron Paul Liberty in Media Award and passed the verbal test in introductory Austrian economics at Mises University.
He now works as a research analyst at The Independent Institute in Oakland, CA, assisting Ivan Eland with historical research and studying the effects of the war on terror on civil liberties at home.
He is a Policy Advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, a guest editor at Strike the Root, a blogger at Liberty and Power and the Stress Blog, and a contributing writer to such publications as Freedom Daily, the Northwest Meridian, and LewRockwell.com. His writing has been translated into numerous languages and has appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and other mainstream newspapers, as well as on such Web Sites as Antiwar.com.
He composes and plays music in his band, the Melatones. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1998.