The ASI's Sam Bowman has topped Lib Dem Voice's poll to select "Liberal Voice of the Year ," beating off stiff competition from rivals such as Hugh Grant and Rowan Williams. While this is by no means a Nobel Peace Prize (such as was won by Al Gore, Barack Obama and the European Union), it is nonetheless important recognition of Sam's brave stance for free market social justice, immigration, drugs law reform, equal marriage, and his opposition to bank bailouts. Sam has tirelessly appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes as the voice of liberal sanity and decency amid a cacophony of intolerance and pack-hunting populism. It is recognition, too, for the ASI's continued commitment to a libertarian free-market stance at a time when others pursue witch-hunts against business people and other wealth creators. Bravo Sam; it's a well-deserved honour.