An Appeal from the Libertarian Alliance (UK)
We humbly ask our supporters to help us improve our website, blog, and archive. Already a big “thank you” goes out to Derek Bernard, Nick Russell, Tom Rogers, Neil Lock, and Hedley Lester for supporting our appeal.
The Libertarian Alliance currently has two websites (thelibertarianalliance.com and libertarian.co.uk, the former used as a Blog and the latter as an Archive).
There is here a mass of original high-quality libertarian, anarchist, and conservative literature published over the decades since our establishment in 1979 which needs to be better organised and more widely available. There is also a need to merge the old website with the new one. In addition to more than a thousand essays in our archives, there are also multimedia files of lectures at Libertarian Alliance conferences, along with our appearances in the media.
But who are we? The Libertarian Alliance is an educational charity which exists to further the British Liberal Tradition. We are the oldest and most consistently radical libertarian organisation, with charitable status since 2015, in the United Kingdom. Both our longevity and our quality make us an integral part of the modern libertarian movement. However, since 2000, our on-line presence has grown on an ad hoc basis. We now find that our websites, an archive and a Blog, need some cosmetic work.
Our old site, libertarian.co.uk, contains:
– A static archive of over 1,000 PDF pamphlets which have accumulated since the 1970s. These include key, original texts published by the Libertarian Alliance of important thinkers to the libertarian movement including: Lord Harris; Arthur Seldon; Murray Rothbard; Hans-Hermann Hoppe; and Enoch Powell.
– More than 500 multimedia files of conferences including speeches from Hans-Hermann Hoppe, David Friedman, Walter Block, Tibor Machan, Madsen Pirie, Anthony Flew, and Alfred Sherman, along with our appearances on programmes such as The Wogan Show, The Moral Maze,Newsnight, and international news and comment programmes.
Our new site, thelibertarianalliance.com, is a Blog with over 6,000 articles and over 30,000 comments. This Blog is contributed to by Sean Gabb, Ilana Mercer, John Kersey, Godfrey Bloom, Keith Preston, and many more.
Therefore, we ask for funds in order to do the following:
1. Convert our old site from Drupal to WordPress.
2. Merge the two sites at thelibertarianalliance.com (still retaining the old site to redirect to the new).
3. Then restructure the site through better categories, new plugins, and the removal of duplicates and so forth.