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Supporters Summit 2012 "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach"

October 26-27 2012

Callaway Gardens, Georgia


Can't make it to Georgia? LvMI members can watch live broadcasts of nearly all the speeches!  Details here.


Supporters Summit 2012  "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach"

Join us as we celebrate
30 years of advancing the cause of liberty & economic freedom
and examine the true causes and consequences of war.

Congressman Ron Paul • Judge Andrew Napolitano • Lew Rockwell
Doug French • Gary North • Tom Woods • Bob Higgs • Joe Salerno • Walter Block
Tom DiLorenzo • Yuri Maltsev • Peter Klein • David Gordon • Mark Thornton
Jeffrey Herbener • Butler Shaffer • John Denson • Gary Schlarbaum

The Mises Bookstore will be on site and speakers will be happy to autograph their books

Sessions take place in the Inn at spectacular Callaway Gardens, Georgia, with an excursion to nearby Warm Springs for a traditional Southern buffet meal, visit to FDR's Little White House, the Springs, and shopping.

Government officials usually lie, to protect their power and their pelf. But when it comes to that quintessential State activity, war, the lies fly thick and fast. Because war is the most effective State-building activity--enriching government and its merchants of death, and demonizing dissent as unpatriotic or even illegal--telling the truth is even more important than usual. We must see through the smokescreen of lies, educate the young and everyone, and promote the linked causes of peace and freedom. For the 30th anniversary of the Mises Institute, we have chosen war revisionism--that is, telling the truth--as our subject. In 17 talks and discussions, we will plumb the depths of State depravity and mass murder in many wars, and show the way out. Join us for this exciting and politically incorrect conference.

Hotel Reservations

For hotel reservations at Callaway Gardens please call 800-225-5292 before September 25 and mention the Mises Institute for the following special rates (per night, before taxes) which include admission into the spectacular gardens:

Additional Information

Shuttle between Atlanta, Georgia airport and Callaway Gardens:  You will need to take the Groome Transportation shuttle from Atlanta airport to Columbus, Georgia.  Their schedule is at  Groome Transportation  Call Groome at 706-324-3939 at least 24 hours in advance of your travel to pre-pay ($36 one way or $67 round trip) and let them know your air schedule and that you wish to be dropped at Pine Mountain Exit 42 on I-185  before the shuttle reaches Columbus, and that is where you will need to be picked up for the return shuttle to Atlanta.   Callaway Gardens is about an hour and 15 minutes south of Atlanta airport.  When you board the shuttle in Atlanta, remind the driver this is where you wish to be dropped. before the shuttle reaches Columbus.  There are numerous Groome shuttles at Atlanta airport so be sure to board one going to Columbus.  The Mises Institute will operate a complimentary shuttle between Exit 42 (24-hour Waffle House) and Callaway Gardens Thursday through Monday.  Email  or call 334-332-5844 for reservations on the Mises Institute shuttle.  If you fly into Columbus Georgia airport  (30 minutes north of Callaway Gardens) you will need to rent a car.  There are no shuttles from Columbus airport to Callaway Gardens.   (The Mises shuttle driver at Exit 42 is Mac McKee at 334-329-1037 if you reach Exit 42 and you do not have a reservation.)

Driving Directions to Callaway Gardens.

Attire: smart-casual except Saturday's closing dinner, which is black-tie optional.

Students: A limited number of registration scholarships are available to exceptional students.  To apply, open this form in Adobe Acrobat, complete it, and save as pdf on your computer. Email the saved pdf to scholarships@mises.org or fax to 734-448-8148, along with a copy of your student ID.  THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE SESSIONS.  THE DINNERS ARE FULL.

Golf:  Mountain View Championship Course (challenging) for $75.  Or Lake View Golf Course  (scenic) for $65.  Plus tax.  Cart included.  Boxed lunch included for Mises conference attendees if on Saturday at noon.  For golf reservations and payment, call 800- 225-5292 after you have reserved your accommodations at the Gardens.  For boxed lunch reservation email or call 334-321-2147, and also inquire about speakers who will be playing.

Visiting the Mises Institute:  You are welcome to visit the Mises Institute Campus while you are in the area.  Directions are here.   The Institute is 47 miles south of Callaway Gardens and will be open the week before and after the conference, but closed on Friday October 26 through Sunday October 28.   (Note:  Auburn University has a home football game on October 27 so accommodations in Auburn may be difficult to obtain a few days before the game.)

Final Schedule

Friday, October 26 (Eastern Standard Time)
Mountain Creek Inn, Magnolia Ballroom
Noon Shuttle from Mariott Lodge, Cottages, and Villas to Mountain Creek Inn

12:15 p.m.

Registration, Photo and Autograph Session with Judge Napolitano, Coffee, Bookstore Open
12:45 p.m. Welcome
1:00  Judge Andrew Napolitano The Louis E. Carabini Distinguished Lecture  Reflections on the Loss of Liberty
1:45 p.m. Gary North The Carl Davis Lecture: War Revisionism
2:05 p.m. Discussion & Refreshments, Bookstore Open
2:20 p.m. Peter Klein The James M. Rodney Lecture: Interstate Highways, Radar, Tang: Does War Promote Technological Innovation?
2:40 p.m. Walter Block The Gregory T. Morin Lecture: War, Peace, and Statism
3:00 p.m. Tom Woods The Jerry Pogue Lecture: How Murray Rothbard Changed my Mind on War
3:20 p.m. Discussion & Refreshments, Bookstore Open
3:35 p.m. Mark Thornton The James E. Kluttz Lecture: How Rhett Butler Lost the Civil War
3:55 p.m. Jeffrey Herbener The John Bartel Lecture: Legacies of the Great War
4:15 p.m. Tom DiLorenzo The William S. Morris III Lecture: The Myth of the Pro-War Constitutionalist
4:35 p.m. Discussion & Refreshments, Bookstore Open
4:50 p.m.   Donor Society Recognition
5:00 p.m. John Denson The Terence Murphree Lecture: War: Revisionism, Fascism, and the CIA
5:20 p.m. Lew Rockwell The Donald and Linda Miller Lecture: 30 Years
5:40 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Poolside Reception Mountain Creek Inn (cash bar)
7:00 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Dinner and Awarding of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty
  Butler Shaffer:  In Defense of History
  Followed by shuttle to Villas, Cottages, and Lodge


Saturday, October 27  
8:15 a.m. Shuttle from Lodge, Cottages, and Villa
8:30 a.m. Coffee, Bookstore Open   Magnolia Room Mountain Creek Inn
9:00 a.m. David Gordon The Dr. Don Printz Lecture: Murray Rothbard and Revisionist History
9:20 a.m. Yuri Maltsev The Dr. Richard J. Kossmann Lecture: The Gang of Four: Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill and the Destruction of Europe
9:40 a.m. Discussion & Refreshments, Bookstore Open
9:55 a.m. Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom Presentation
10:00 a.m. Douglas French The John and Barbara Nordstrom Lecture: Waging War with the Printing Press
10:20 a.m. Joseph Salerno The Donald M. Rembert Lecture:  The Keynesian Architects of the U.S. Warfare State
Bob Higgs The Arthur M. Krolman Lecture: How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
11:00 a.m. Adjourn
11:15 a.m.  Buses depart for Warm Springs  
11:30 a.m. Bookstore Closes (autographed books may be retrieved at Late Night Reception)
11:30 to 3:00 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Southern Buffet at Bulloch House, 47 Bulloch Street in Warm Springs
12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Shuttle departs from Bulloch House every half hour for FDR's Little White House (self-guided tour), shopping in Warm Springs or visiting The Springs, or return to Callaway Gardens
6:00 p.m. Shuttle from Lodge, Cottages, and Villas to Sibley Center
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Shuttle every 15 minutes from Mountain Creek Inn Ballroom Entrance to Sibley Center
6:30 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Reception at Sibley Center (black-tie optional)
7:00 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Photo Opportunity with Ron Paul
7:30 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL  Dinner at Sibley Center, followed by The Harry and Anna Teasley Distinguished Lecture by Congressman Ron Paul  War, Politics, and the Future of Peace
app. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FULL   Rothbard Late-Night Reception at Mountain Creek Inn (shuttles from Sibley Center to the Inn every 15 minutes)
10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Shuttle from Mountain Creek Inn to Villas, Cottages, and Lodge


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