Monday, March 24, 2014

Breaking: Walter Block Speeches at Columbia University Cancelled

Columbia University has sent out the following email notice:
Dear Ticket Holder,

Thank you for reserving a free ticket to either “Adam Smith, F.A. Hayek” on Thursday, March 27th and/or “Me and the NY Times” On Friday, March 28th.

Unfortunately, due to an unavoidable conflict, Mr. Walter Block has had to cancel his appearance at these two events. As such, these two events have been cancelled by the producers.
Thank you for your understanding.

The Ticket and Information Center

I have reached out to Dr. Block to learn the details behind the cancellation. I will post any response at this post, so check back.

(ht Felix Bronstein)


Walter Block informs me that the cancellations are the result of complications from shoulder surgery he recently had. "I’m ok, but not fit to travel."


  1. No big deal. NY Is not a big college town. You can eat gruel and sing songs. etc.

    1. Jerry, there's a job waiting for you. Please follow up on the leads here

    2. Jerry Wolfgangster, do they serve "gruel" in leftwing paradises like N. Korea, too?

      Fyi, you're wrong about the south. It seceded and established another government. In other words, it "withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization", to quote one dictionary. So the south was an independent country---for several years, in fact. It follows that Lincoln did, indeed, invade it. It stands to reason further that Lincoln's war of choice was not motivated by any desire to stop slavery. Lincoln made that abundantly clear on numerous occasions, and he also made it abundantly clear that he favored slavery in the form of military conscription.

  2. Mr. Block must be a busy man. Watching for updates!