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Wally Conger is a marketing consultant and writer living on California ’s central coast. He has been a non-political, anti-party activist in the libertarian movement since 1970. His blog of unfinished essays and spontaneous eruptions can be found at wconger.blogspot.com.

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A Lost Freedom Classic . . . Found!
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Wally Conger 2005-05-22 15:00
When I was 13, my parents gave me a copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Moon Maid for Christmas. They did it for two reasons. First, they knew I loved Burroughs' Tarzan and John Carter of Mars books. Second, they knew I loved science fiction. I thanked them for the gift. Then I tossed it into the back of my closet, unread. I did it for two reasons. First, neither Tarzan nor John Carter was in the...
Discovering Equilibrium
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Wally Conger 2003-05-27 15:00
"Here's one you'll love," said Rewind Randy, the bony kid who works at Planet Ozone Video. I was studying the new releases for rent, and Randy handed me a DVD he was just shelving. "Yeah, I'll bet," I grunted skeptically. I flipped it over and examined the back. "You were also sure I'd love Nurse Betty." "Well, I thought you were a big Renee Zellweger fan,...
Wally Conger's Recommended Books
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Wally Conger 2003-01-27 03:00
 I refuse to recommend the obvious libertarian “classics.” You already know about them. So . . . . Read everything by the late Edward Abbey. And I mean everything. All of his stuff is great. Abbey, who died in 1989, was the so-called "Thoreau of the American West." He called himself an "agrarian anarchist," a conservationist who...
Ten Things To Do On Nov. 5...Besides Vote
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Wally Conger 2002-10-16 02:00
 One of my teachers, the late Bob LeFevre, first advised me more than 30 years ago to “abstain from beans.” By that he meant “refuse to vote.” In ancient Athens, you see, the electorate would drop various colored beans into a box.  I’ve abstained from beans on principle since coming of voting age in 1972, with the exception of just one election in the 1980s...
Slinging the A-Word for Fun and Profit
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Wally Conger 2002-08-19 02:00
 I couldn’t help myself. I let out an audible groan last week during a crowded screening of XXX, the new super spy flick starring Vin Diesel. It came when the film’s bad guys, plotting to biochemically handiwipe all humanity, were identified as Russian anarchists. Yikes! No wonder we anti-statists have PR problems.  Almost two decades ago, Marshall Fritz...
Hey, Libertarians--Cheer Up!
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Wally Conger 2002-07-23 02:00
 Here’s a dirty little secret of mine, now a secret no longer: Most libertarians depress the crap out of me. Visit any online libertarian message board. Big pity party, right? “Woe is us! Liberty is doomed! The movement is dead!” Most postings fall into two categories. First, there’s the “Alamo crowd.” These folks are convinced the battle for freedom is...
Why Not Reclaim the Left? Redux
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Wally Conger 2002-07-03 02:00
 My credo is: “If you don’t piss off somebody by noon each day, you’re not doing much.”  So when my debut article for Strike The Root--“Why Not Reclaim the Left?”--appeared June 18,  I expected it to stir things up. After all, I’d applauded Justin Raimondo’s recent call for libertarians to abandon the right-wing...
Why Not Reclaim the Left?
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Wally Conger 2002-06-18 02:00
 A decade ago, Justin Raimondo wrote Reclaiming the American Right. It was a rousing mix of Old Right history and modern manifesto that called on libertarians to join conservatives in a new “Paleo-Right” movement--individualist, anti-statist, and anti-war.  This month, Raimondo’s done an angry about-face. He’s fed up with right-wing dallying. He...