Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD) November 1, 1995 Meeting Robert Bidinotto "Criminal Justice? The legal System vs. Individual Responsibility" The Wednesday November 1 meeting of WMOD will feature a talk by writer Robert Bidinotto on his new book Criminal Justice? The legal System vs. Individual Responsibility. Bob examines the condition of an American justice system that excuses criminals from responsibilities for their actions. He examines how and why the system doesn't work and recommends ways to fix it. According to psychologist Nathaniel Branden: "This is the most brilliantly informative book on the subject of crime I have ever read. It is mandatory reading, not only for anyone concerned with law enforcement and social justice, but anyone who wishes to better understand the problems afflicting the present society. I have never read anything like it. I cannot recommend it highly enough." Walter Williams, Economics professor at George Mason University, also has high praise for the book: "Robert Bidinotto has done it. He's managed to assemble a group of scholarly, yet immensely readable, articles that completely demolish a half century of half-baked theories about the causes of and society's response to crime. You're going to find out that the average citizen was right all along and the 'experts' deathly wrong." Robert Bidinotto is an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist and lecturer who specializes in cultural and political issues. A frequent contributor to Reader's Digest, he is perhaps best known for his article "Getting Away With Murder" in July 1988. That investigative piece stirred a national controversy about prison furlough programs during the 1988 presidential campaign, and helped make convicted killer Willie Horton a household name. The Almanac of American Politics 1990 called Bidinotto's article "the most influential piece of journalism in the whole campaign." Criminal Justice? is Bob's first book. He is working on a novel, as well as more investigative projects. When and Where? Bidinotto will be speaking at Border's Books at Tyson's Corner on Wednesday November 1 at 7:30 pm. The address is Tyson's Square, 8311 Leesburg Pike (also known as Route 7). After the talk there will be a book signing, and Bob will join us for a bite to eat after 9 pm. See the calendar for Bob's other media events. September WMOD Meeting Thanks to bank regulation expert Bert Ely for his stimulating talk on 9/20: "The Fed, Alan Greenspan, and Objectivism." This was the best attended WMOD event ever (at over 30), and Bert was still fielding questions when the restaurant closed at 10:30 pm. To keep informed about WMOD and related activities, send your email address and/or snail mail address to: +----------------------+-----------------------------+ |Dave Saum |Email : DSaum at infiltec.com | |Infiltec |Tel : 703/820-7696 | |PO Box 8007 |Fax : 703/671-9350 | |Falls Church, VA 22041|"Sapere aude" (dare to know) | +----------------------+-----------------------------+
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