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Ever since I found out about this essay several years ago, I've continued to poke around on occasion, to see if someone had updated the archives of The Freeman to include the earliest issues. Yesterday I finally hit paydirt! The web site of the Von Mises Institute now has the June 1955 issue of The Freeman available as a downloadable PDF. Here is the URL: http://mises.org/document/4569/ I copied and pasted the essay, corrected errors from the PDF-construction process, reformatted the paragraphs and pages, and sent an e-copy to Leigh and Nathaniel. Leigh was delighted and said she was going to post it to Nathaniel's web site, along with his other essays. So, anyone who wants to read the essay now has *two* options. If you *do* read the essay, then ponder please these thoughts, which I shared in my email to Leigh and Nathaniel... Could you imagine a young college student reading this essay, perhaps after a couple of semesters of immersion in the (dominantly) leftist atmosphere of his humanities courses? Light-bulb time! Or a college student's parent, who has the dull, nagging sense that something is wrong with what the student is being exposed to at college--then seeing all too clearly the propaganda and (nearly) child abuse that is going on? Time for the pitchfork! And remember, when Nathaniel did his first college days, it was nearly a decade before Atlas Shrugged was published, and at least a full decade before Students for a Democratic Society and their radical leftist agenda oozed into the American scene. Bad philosophy really *is* the driver of what happened then in the colleges, and is now happening in the media and the government. It's good that we still have strong, articulate, fully informed voices making the case against statism left and right. The battle continues, and some days there's more reason for optimism than others. Have you been reading Forbes magazine lately? Great stuff in there by Harry Binswanger and the others. Like ARI or not, this is where they shine. Seems like, the mopre things change, the more they remain the same... Best to all, REB