The Central Asian Free Market Institute organized a really impressive and brilliantly coordinated program last night in Bishkek, “Idea Night.” (They expected 100 and got well over 150 [I counted 170].) Young Kyrgyz made a series of presentations, including a very impressive one on the evil “propiska” system of residency permits and internal passports. There was a spirited discussion of several important topics, including the nature of liberty, the role of the free media in a free society, internet freedom, and more. I made a presentation on different concepts of freedom, partly drawn from the lecture on “Freedom Properly Understood” that I delivered in Hamburg at the 60th anniversary meeting of the Liberal International. (It’s presented as the first chapter of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice.) I’ll make two presentations tomorrow at the ReCAmp (Central Asian Research Camp) and then two presentations at the Free Market School in Issyk Kul.
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