Malta: Speaking the Language of Liberty

[alert style=”green”] This was reposted from Mart’s blog The Raw Report, you can view the original article here. [/alert] To anyone who has not lived in a cave in recent years it is clear that libertarianism is gathering momentum and becoming more mainstream. Consequently, those of us who care about liberty should expect to get many questions from “outsiders” about what we stand for. Plenty of misconceptions and objections will need to be addressed as well as questions answered. Attending a Liberty Camp organized by the Language of Liberty Institute (LLI) can give you the arrows you’ll need in your quiver to do just that. Attendees at last week’s Liberty English Camp on the Mediterranean island of Malta can attest to its benefits. Co-organizer Jacek Spendel of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation helped gather nearly fifty people of thirteen different nationalities, representing a larger than usual turnout for a Liberty Camp. They learned a lot from many different speakers about why liberty matters, the origin of rights, the war on drugs, seasteading, the difference between real and crony capitalism (from a Wall Street insider, no less), why Estonia attracts a lot of foreign investment, starting the revolution, the European Union, and how to set up an independent Civil Society Organization (CSO). Another highlight was hearing from four Ukrainian students about what is currently going on in their country and cities, and how that affects the advancement of the ideas of liberty there. In addition we were entertained by movies and documentaries, not to mention social events and a talent show to top it all off! Liberty Camps are generally held in the countryside of developing nations all over the world, so the small island of Malta provided a slightly different experience. Compared to most seminars or conferences, though, the common …

Join us at the Malta Liberty Camp!

I have a pleasure of announcing a brand new Liberty Camp location this year! This year our annual Polish camp will be held not in Poland, but rather in sunny Malta! [alert style=”white”] Details Date: April 23-30, 2014 Price: 160 EUR This includes the program, materials, 3-star accommodation at Hotel Bugibba, and two meals a day! Not a bad deal, right? 🙂 The flight is on you, but there are plenty of inexpensive connections to Malta, especially with Ryanair.   [button url=”www.malta.languageofliberty.org” size=”medium” style=”orange”]Go to the event site[/button][/alert] Why in Malta? The main reason for choosing this location was that students at previous camps asked us if we could organize the camp somewhere in Southern Europe, in a warmer climate. But of course, that’s not the only reason! Malta is well-known as a great place to practice English, as it is country’s second official language. It is also a very affordable place, particularly in the off-season, when we will be there. What can I expect? These seven days in sunny Malta will be filled with debates, discussions, exploring the island, beaching, and of course a multitude of social activities. In late April the island is already warm enough to be a great place for spring retreat. You can get there by regular and cheap airlines, from nearly anywhere in Europe. Some tips about that you can find in the “Travelling to Malta” part of our website. What is special about this camp in Malta? Now that we have had nearly 2,000 students go through our programs and have helped to develop a new generation of leaders by providing the “essentials” of the libertarian/classical liberal philosophy, we want to pay more attention to how this philosophy can be applied in our day-to-day lives. You could say that we are moving from …