At long last, I completed a readable version of an essay based on the speech I gave in Leiden. You can find it on my site: The Enterprise of Liberty vs The Enterprise of Politics.
OK, so the essay still has rough edges, despite the looooong delay
(did you notice that
long was heterological?).
My secret hope was that this public release would help round the corners
thanks to the feedback of my intrepid early readers --
well, earlier readers than if I had withheld the release
until I had spent more time on this essay, anyway.
All that to say, dear readers,
that your critical comments are most welcome, as always.