Dear C4SS Supporters,
I feel like I’ve jinxed us. Ever since I mentioned that averaging nine “mainstream media pickups” per week would put us past 500 for the year, we’ve regularly stayed below that figure.
This week, we managed eight actual “pickups,” but we rounded that out with two solid references/citations, which are also counted in our “press room” statistics.
First, the pickups … like I said, eight of them, in five countries on three continents:
- The Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age published Darian Worden’s “Exporting Thuggery” on June 3; David D’Amato’s “Libya and G8 hypocrisy” on June 5; and D’Amato’s “Scots splitting from the state?” on June 10.
- France’s Contrepoints published David D’Amato’s “La vitre cassee japonaise” (Japan’s Broken Windows”) on June 5, and Kevin Carson’s “La fin de l’enfance pour l’homme?” (“Childhood’s End for Humanity?”) on June 10.
- The Canadian ran David D’Amato’s “Libya and G8 Hypocrisy: The State Must Go,” as “G8 pursues ‘War is Peace’ policy in Libya,” on June 6.
- On June 7, Kevin Carson’s “If This is the Free Market, Why do I Feel so Unfree?” appeared in the Carroll County, Maryland Standard.
- And on June 10, the Seoul, Republic of Korea JoongAng Ilbo published David D’Amato’s “The crimes of national pride.”
Not a bad week right there (as I never tire of mentioning, JoongAng Ilbo alone has more readers than the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times combined), but the “mentions/citations” really top it off.
First, the Center’s director, Brad Spangler, was interviewed for and quoted in a Leavenworth Times story on last weekend’s rally in support of Bradley Manning.
Then we got a dispositive answer to the burning question “so, they printed it, but did anyone read it?” from the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age, which ran a letter to the editor in response to one of David D’Amato’s op-eds.
I’m running behind — it will barely still be the 10th when I pull the trigger on this update — so I’m going to take a week off from the random blogosphere reciprocal link love routine. Sorry about that. I couldn’t help but notice while Googling for “MSM pickups,” though, that the Bitcoin blogosphere continues to find our material interesting and arguable, and that dL over at Liberale et Libertaire has several thoughts on the whole thing. Check it out, and have a great weekend!
Yours in liberty,
Center for a Stateless Society