P. J. O'Rourke, Author Portrait“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

Few quotes capture the dangers of the runaway state so colorfully. You’ve probably seen it before…and you’ve definitely heard of the man behind it.

You’ve read his satire in the Atlantic, the American Spectator, and many other outlets. You’ve heard his biting humor on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. You’ve seen his books, like Eat the Rich and Give War a Chance, on the shelves of liberty lovers around the world.

And now, you can hear from “America’s favourite living wit” – PJ O’Rourke – at the 9th International Students For Liberty Conference!

SFL is elated that Mr. O’Rourke will be gracing ISFLC16 with clever wordplay and penetrating political insight. You can click below to register today. I hope you’ll join the fun this February!

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SFL is pleased to announce that the discounted reservation page for ISFLC16 is now live. Click here to reserve your room for ISFLC16 at the subsidized rate of $144 per night plus tax. You can alternatively call the hotel at 1-877-212-5752 and mention the International Students for Liberty Conference. Have questions? Please contact conference organizer Carolina Hewell.

ISFLC16 will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park from February 26-28 in Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible by public transportation from all three of the DC area’s airports and train station. For more information about directions, visit our Travel page.

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Have you heard about Nah? He’s a Vietnamese libertarian rapper whose viral hit “F@#& Communism” is blowing up with 900,000+ views on YouTube. And he’s also SFL’s latest confirmed performer at the 2016 International Students For Liberty Conference.

That’s right, Nah will be performing his anti-authoritarian hit in front of the largest annual gathering of libertarian students in the world. Will you be in the crowd?

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Nah’s story has gained significant media attention this week. Just yesterday, the Global Post published an article about the rapper’s background:

10377546_820988411354831_4842066686286953112_nOne of Vietnam’s most subversive new rap songs isn’t about partying, sex or even drugs. It’s simply called “F*ck Communism.” (We added the asterisk.) It’s a six-minute revenge fantasy targeting dirty cops, crooked bureaucrats and the so-called “professional thieves” who run the Communist Party of Vietnam.


This song is dangerously rebellious in Vietnam, an authoritarian state that attempts to crush anti-government dissent. It’s also growing really popular. Since its release in January, the track has racked up [900,000+] views on YouTube — and in a country with fewer than 40 million internet users, that’s a huge hit song.


Nah, 24, is currently in the US where he’s studying entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. His student visa expires in the summer of 2016. That’s when he intends to return despite potential charges of creating “propaganda against the state,” a crime used to imprison hundreds of dissidents in the past decade.

Nah’s bravery to stand up against a corrupt regime despite personal risks is what inspired SFL to invite him to ISFLC. Though he may new to the music world, Nah’s strength to fight for liberty shows he’s more hardcore than most rappers in the game.

Come see Nah perform yourself at the 2016 International Students For Liberty ConferenceFebruary 26-28, 2016 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Register now!


What would you do as monarch for a day?hans adam II

It’s a question we’ve all asked as a way to think about political priorities. At this year’s International Students For Liberty Conference, however, you’ll hear from someone who actually answers this question every single day.

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that His Serene Highness, Prince Hans-Adams II of Liechtenstein will be joining us for the 8th annual ISFLC!

The struggle for liberty takes many forms, and as a sitting ruler, Prince Hans-Adams II has thought a lot about what how to promote and protect the liberties of the people of Liechtenstein.

In fact, he’s thought so much about the nature of the state that he wrote a book on the subject: The State in the Third Millennium. His central argument is that the growth of the state into ever more areas of citizens’ lives has degraded its ability to perform its core and appropriate functions – such as the provision of national defense.

We’re incredibly excited to have a sitting head of state add his voice to global cry for freedom. And we’re even more pleased to give you the opportunity to hear from his distinct perspective at #ISFLC16!

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