URGENT! Arthur Silber needs help!

Arthur Silber needs help desperately if he is going to keep blogging. At the rate things are going for him, he'll soon have his utilities shut off, and he faces eviction. Because of the Los Angeles transit strike, he is unable to get to his job, and the situation is very serious, with no end in site to the strike.

I have spent a great deal of time in Los Angeles, and I can't imagine trying to get around without a car. So, even before the strike, it must have been murder for Arthur. Now, he really faces a crisis.

Some of you are here for the first time because of the Instalanche I was lucky enough to get a few days ago. While I hope you like my blog, whether you love it or hate it, PLEASE take a moment to help Arthur. He is an asset to the blogosphere, and while I do disagree with him from time to time, his blog is indispensable, and a daily must-read.

Here's a good description of Arthur Silber by another blogger who's trying to help him:

Arthur Silber has written the equivalent of at least 5 or 6 books on philosophy, spirituality, aesthetics, individual rights (most definitely including, yes, the rights of homosexual men and women), and a host of other subjects in his blog. He fairly recently wrote a magnum opus analyzing our current foreign policy and its effects on our liberties here at home. He worked closely with Ayn Rand during the 1970's when she was writing "The Ayn Rand Letter", he agrees with the essentials of her philosophy, which he understands and articulates extremely well, and, today, he is a good friend of Chris Matthew Sciabarra, the greatest scholar on Ayn Rand I have ever read. I urge you to peruse Arthur's Light of Reason. If you like what you see, and I think you will, a bit of fuel to keep the light burning would be nice.
So, whether you are new to my blog or a regular, please, if you do nothing else, help Arthur now.

If bloggers can't help each other out, then what are we doing this for?

UPDATE: I donated earlier, but after seeing some of the vitriolic comments left at Atrios, I went back and hit Arthur's tip jar at Paypal again.

posted by Eric on 11.09.03 at 04:49 PM


Dear Eric: THANK YOU!!!! You are are a true friend. May every God and every Goddess bless you and yours always.

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  November 10, 2003 8:21 AM

Thanks Steven, but don't thank me! Just get Arthur back!

Eric Scheie   ·  November 11, 2003 6:48 AM

"Bring back my Arthur!!!" --Carol Burnett, playing the overwrought wife of a kidnap victim.

Allan Beatty   ·  November 11, 2003 3:57 PM

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