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Capitalism, Liberty and Morality

[editor's note: this keynote speech was presented at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation's 30th anniversary Freedom Dinner on November 9, 2011 at Capitale in New York City.] by Mario VARGAS LLOSA The thirtieth anniversary of this great champion of freedom, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, coincides this year –give or take a few days– with [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Books

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes| Books | Home The Time of the Hero (1963) Vargas Llosa’s first novel, published in Spanish as La Ciudad y Los Perros (The City and the Dogs), is set in a military academy in Peru, the Leoncio Prado Academy, which the author himself [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Awards

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Major awards 2010 Nobel Literature Laureate The very first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to the French poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme, who in his poetry showed the “rare combination of the qualities [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Tributes

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Atlas President Alex Chafuen said of Vargas Llosa: “I can think of no other public intellectual with similar world stature as Mario Vargas Llosa who has devoted so much time helping think tank leaders grow their [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Events

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Future engagements Oslo, Norway Nobel Laureate award ceremony, December 9, 2010. Santiago, Chile Libertad y Desarrollo, 20th anniversary celebration, December 15-18, 2010. Buenos Aires, Argentina Mont Pelerin Society regional meeting, April 17-20, 2011 Washington, DC, USA [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Lectures/Articles

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Lectures American Enterprise Institute (USA) Confessions of a Liberal, Acceptance speech, Irving Kristol Award, March 2005 Center for Independent Studies (Australia) Questions of Conquest and Culture, Occasional papers, John Bonython Lecture, September 1993 Articles Archive English: “Why Does [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Biography

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa was born on March 28th, 1936 in Arequipa, Peru. His parents Ernesto Vargas Maldonado and Dora Llosa Ureta, were already separated when he was born. Vargas Lllosa would not know his [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Mario Vargas Llosa depicting the realities of tyranny — so as to end it. Author | Peru This year’s Nobel literature laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, has outdone the history books over and over again during his [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: Photo Gallery

Mario Vargas Llosa: Photo Gallery

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Mario Vargas Llosa signing books at the interview with Nobelprize.org in Stockholm, 6 December 2010. Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2010 Photo: Clas Löfgren Mario Vargas Llosa at the interview with Nobelprize.org in Stockholm, 6 December [...]


Judy Shelton

Judy Shelton Atlas Fellow, Sound Money Project Judy Shelton is an economist with expertise in global finance and monetary issues. She is co-Director of the Sound Money Project at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Author of Fixing the Dollar Now: Why US Money Lost Its Integrity and How We Can Restore It (2011), The Coming Soviet [...]


25 Years and Counting: A Tribute to Alejandro Chafuen

25 Years and Counting: A Tribute to Alejandro Chafuen

The 2010 Atlas Freedom Dinner was a remarkable night, featuring stars of our intellectual movement such as George Will and Charles Murray. But my favorite part of the evening involved a surprise tribute to Atlas’s president Alex Chafuen. Alex passed a noteworthy milestone this Fall: 25 years of working for Atlas. To celebrate, the Atlas [...]


Atlas Fellows

Atlas Fellows

Mario Vargas Llosa, Atlas’s Templeton Leadership Fellow, 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian novelist, playwright, essayist and literary critic, who received Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. From Feast of the Goat’s study of tyranny’s corruption to The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta’s satire of Peruvian rebels, Vargas Llosa has committed his [...]


Field Representatives and Editors

Field Representatives and Editors

AfricanLiberty.org Japheth J Omojuwa, Editor AfricanLiberty.org (English/Swahili) Japheth J Omojuwa is an African blogger with a special interest in the socio-political and economic development of the continent. He uses new media to drive online conversation around citizens’ participation in governance. He is a regular on television and radio platforms in West Africa. Omojuwa has spoken [...]


Interns

Interns

Alex McVey and Kim Phan of Australia From left to right: Phil Applebaum (USA), Michael Bors (USA), Scott Camuto (USA), Anais Clement (France), Huafang Li (China) and Victor Patella (Brazil). Not pictured: Geoffroy Le Gentilhomme (France) From left to right: Christina Perkins (USA), Rita Teixeira Diniz (Portugal), Antonella Marty (Argentina), and Lino Gill (Brazil) From [...]


Mario Vargas Llosa: a Nobel for the pen of liberty

Mario Vargas Llosa: a Nobel for the pen of liberty

by Alejandro Antonio Chafuen Many articles have been written about why Mario Vargas Llosa received his well deserved Nobel Prize in Literature. What follows will perhaps explain why he got it so late. Hopefully, it will also provide some hints about why this award can contribute so much to create a new positive language and [...]


Programs and Operations Staff

Programs and Operations Staff

Meet the team that advances the Atlas mission.


Board Members

Board Members

Charles Albers Mr. Albers is a private investor, residing in Sarasota, FL, with nearly four decades of experience as a security analyst and equity mutual fund portfolio manager at the Guardian Park Avenue Fund and the Oppenheimer Main Street Fund. He is a director of Parents in Charge Foundation, Ivy League Club of Sarasota, and [...]


Founder’s Story

Founder’s Story

Antony Fisher never knew his father. He was killed by a sniper’s bullet in Gaza during World War I when Antony was two-years old. He and his brother Basil served as pilots in the Royal Air Force in World War II, part of “the few” in Winston Churchill’s memorable phrase