From: mike carl
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:00 AM
To: Professor Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Studia Humana
Your initial post at LRC regarding an issue of Studia Humana was a call for scholastic papers.
I seek clarification on ‘scholastic’. Must the writer/submitter be in academia?
Have a PhD?
Be a previously published scholar?
Does Studia Humana require a specific writing style or technique for acceptance? As in following the rules of Strunk and White?
<< Yes, but they will take care of this
Might the use of the ‘first person’ be acceptable?
Might literary freedom be appreciated?
<<< I don’t know what this means. But, reading in between the lines, so to speak, I favor freedom, so, I guess I’ll appreciate this.
Are there any automatic disqualifiers for publication?
<<< Yes, if you don’t write about libertarianism. I don’t care if you write from the anarcho-capitalist, the minarchist, the classical liberal point of view, whether you are a thick or thin libertarian. My aim in this special issue is to promote libertarianism in all of its multitudinous splendor.
I have thoughts outlined to expand on, but I do not consider myself a scholar. I am an editor and a critic.
<<< That’s ok. I don’t care if you’re a plumber, or a computer nerd or a waitress, or …. I’ll only judge the quality of what you send me
And, while I have been steeped in Strunk and White as a technical writer for years, I find using the passive voice or saying ‘the author, or Mr. so-in-so, believes’ more awkward than using the ‘first person’.
<<< I don’t care about any of this. I’m only interested in substance.
I’m looking for some initial guidance.
<<< see above
I will expand my outline regardless of whether I submit. It, as always, will be an exercise to (re)examine my thoughts.
Thanks for all your efforts on behalf of Freedom.
<<< thanks for your thoughtful note to me.
Mike Carroll11:21 am on March 12, 2020 Email Walter E. Block