Writer -- author of "Atheism: The Case Against God," "Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies," and "Why Atheism?" My most recent book, "The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism," will be published by Cambridge University Press in April 2013.
I write weekly essays on the history of libertarian thought for libertarianism.org (a branch of the Cato Institute). See the index of my essays at: http://www.libertarianism.org/publications/essays/excursions
Favorite Music, Artworks, Movies, Shows, etc.
West Coast Jazz greats, such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers, etc., etc. I have posted numerous music videos on YouTube as smikro1
This is terrible news. Barbara had been a good friend to me since 1971. I enjoyed the 2 years we worked together on Academic Associates "Book News" during the early 1970s, when she gave me a lot of encouragement and suggestions about my writing. We kept in fairly close touch, often speaking on the phone, until around 3 years ago.
Btw, for some time now I have been unable to embed YouTube videos. I used to link the URL, but that doesn't work. I also tried the embed code on the YouTube site, but that doesn't work either. So what am I doing wrong?
I fixed it.
There is probably some setting in an upgrade to use only the YouTube short-codes for automatic embeds.
Look under the video on the YouTube page. You will see...
... all on the same line.
The short-code opens up. Simply copy and paste.
The embed code will only work if you enable HTML in your post, and the hash that results will probably confuse you. Just do the short-code and you are good to go.
To substance, I'm very sorry to hear about Jim Hall. RIP.