Tag: Independent Institute
Independent Institute Fellow Victim of Chavez’s Abuses
On the evening of May 25, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was detained for questioning for almost three hours by Venezuelan authorities following his arrival at the Caracas International Airport. Since the officers in charge of his custody forgot to take away his cell phone, he was able to answer a call...
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Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Harassed by Venezuelan Police State
Our very own Alvaro Vargas Llosa, on his way to a conference on democracy and free enterprise in Venezuela, was detained by its authorities for two hours. Thankfully, his call to the media made them back off for now. The Buenos Aires Herald reports that his passport was withheld as he was detained and...
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Cong. Ron Paul to Interview Ivan Eland on C-SPAN
In addition to Senior Fellow Robert Higgs being spotlighted on C-SPAN2’s prestigious In Depth program starting Sunday April 5th, Senior Fellow Ivan Eland will be interviewed by former presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, on C-SPAN2’s widely influential After Words program to discuss Dr. Eland’s new Independent Institute book Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on...
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Stephen Halbrook on Fox News with Glenn Beck on Gun Control
With the Obama White House and others pushing for new forms of gun controls, Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook was recently interviewed by Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel on the new efforts to force gun owners to purchase a $1 million insurance policy in order to have Second Amendment rights. Dr....
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Sir John M. Templeton: The Passing of a Visionary
On July 8th, our dear friend Sir John M. Templeton passed away at the age of 95. We deeply share the sadness of this loss with the many people worldwide who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. On October 1, 1998, we had the distinct privilege of hosting our gala...
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