Hear the President Speak on Global Warming and Freedom

by William Yeatman on May 22, 2008

The President of the Czech Republic, that is.  President Vaclav Klaus is probably the soundest Head of State in Europe, a good friend to the United States and a former professor of economics, which means he gives short shrift to environmental alarmism. 

So little, in fact, that he has written a book on the subject, "Blue Planet in Green Shackles," that he will be launching in English at the National Press Club next Wednesday.  CEI was honored to be chosen by the President to publish the book.

In the book, Klaus writes: "The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity at the end of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century is no longer socialism.  It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism."

The luncheon begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the National Press Club, on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 14th and F Streets NW in Washington DC. Remarks start at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. For advance ticket reservations, call (202) 662-7501, or email reservations@press.org. Admission is $16 for National Press Club members, $28 for NPC guests, and $35 for general admission. 

Everyone who attends will be given a complimentary copy of the book, and President Klaus will be staying on to sign copies for those who would like it.

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