In 1998, Nicholas P. Provenzo founded the Center for the Advancement of
Capitalism. Via his work at the Center, Provenzo has established and
led advocacy programs in defense of victims of the governmental
violation of individual rights in areas including antitrust,
fundamental tax reform, property rights, environmental legislation,
genetic research and the Elián Gonzalez immigration case.
Provenzo provided written
testimony to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the US
District Court Judge on the Microsoft antitrust case and his arguments
were included in Department of Justice’s "Major Comments List," the
first time the Objectivist argument calling for the repeal of
antitrust was given such consideration. Provenzo also led grassroots
efforts that raised over 25,000 signatures for petition to Congress in
defense of Microsoft in its antitrust case and 10,000 signatures in
defense of Elián Gonzalez.
Provenzo's writing has
appeared in the Washington Times and the Atlanta Journal
Constitution and he been a guest on countless radio shows,
including NPR's All Things Considered, The Right Side with Armstrong Williams and the former
Mary Matalin Radio Show. Provenzo also was a guest on
Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.
from George Mason University, receiving a Bachelor of Individualized
Studies in the theory and practice of capitalism.
A five-year veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps, Provenzo participated in Operation Sharp Edge in
Monrovia, Liberia and operations in the eastern Mediterranean in
support of Operations Desert Shield and Provide Comfort. Provenzo currently
studies law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
forming the Center, Provenzo worked for the Argus Group, an
Alexandria, Virginia, based law and government relations firm that
specializes in tax law and fundamental tax reform.
Cline has been writing since graduation from high school in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Primarily a novelist, he has written fifteen
novels and nearly one hundred published nonfiction articles, book
reviews, monographs, and essays for such publications as The Wall
Street Journal, the Colonial Williamsburg Journal,
Marine Corps League, The Social Critic, and the
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science on subjects
ranging from censorship to politically correct speech. His articles
have also appeared on websites such as Capitalism Magazine,
The Rule of Reason, and Dougout. His article on John Locke
in the Colonial Williamsburg Journal was reprinted twice in
McGraw-Hill Dushkin’s Western Civilization II, a college
textbook, and also served as the basis of a course in political
science at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk.
Of his novels, First Prize, the second in a series of stories
that feature a detective who solves murders based on moral paradoxes,
was published in 1988. Whisper the Guns, the first in a suspense
series featuring an American entrepreneur hero, was published in 1992.
In 2001 the first of his Sparrowhawk novels, set in Virginia
and England in the decades preceding the Revolution, appeared. The
sixth and last title in that series will debut in December of 2006.
Aside from his nonfiction, he is planning to complete the third a
series of detective novels set in Roaring Twenties San Francisco. More
complete biographical entries on him can be found in several numbers
of Contemporary Authors, a reference work published by Gale
Research, together with his philosophy of writing and literature.
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