The Essential Frédéric Bastiat

On Monday, December 3, the Liberty Institute in Delhi is going to release their latest publication: The Essential Frédéric Bastiat, edited by Sauvik Chakraverti. I will be part of the panel for the book launch, and any India Uncut readers who wish to turn up are invited. The details, copy-pasted from the invite I’ve received:

Venue: Somany Hall, ASSOCHAM House, 47 Prithvi Raj Road, (Opp. Safdarjung Tomb), New Delhi 110011

Date: Monday, December 3, 2007

Event Schedule: 6.15 pm 
Tea and Coffee
6.30 pm
Introductory remarks – Dr René Klaff, FNSt
Comments – Sauvik Chakraverti, columnist, and author of Antidote
Remarks – Sharad Joshi, MP
Comments – Amit Varma, columnist and blogger
Open Discussions
Vote of thanks – Barun Mitra, Liberty Institute
8.00 pm

I’ve been invited, needless to say, because I’m the latest winner of the Frédéric Bastiat Prize for Journalism. Sauvik, who has edited the book, is the only other Indian to win it: he was joint winner in 2002. His speech at the award ceremony that year was quite delightful, and I share all his sentiments, though unfortunately not his optimism.

Also read: Remembering Frédéric Bastiat.