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The Objectivist Crisis -- and the John Allison Cure

April 25, 2017 Recently I was invited by the esteemed author, economist, and professor Mark Skousen, to teach his... Read more...

Henryk Sienkiewicz and the Climax of Romanticism

April 22, 2017 There was a time, when Ayn Rand’s new essays came out monthly and, as often as not, mentioned or... Read more...

“Nathaniel Branden’s Oedipus Complex” by Susan Love Brown

April 14, 2017 Because it is so titillating and provocative, Brown’s piece on Branden’s sexuality is the most... Read more...

The Classic Path to the Inevitable Result: Venezuela Succumbs to Dictatorship

April 10, 2017 This week, the opposition forces in Venezuela are still in the streets, struggling with government... Read more...

Still Waiting, with Ayn Rand, for America To Become “Intellectually ‘Polarized”

April 07, 2017 Has the United States become truly and thoroughly “polarized”? Two camps (very broadly speaking)... Read more...

The Legacy of Nathaniel Branden

April 06, 2017 The idea for a symposium on the life and thought of Nathaniel Branden came in 2012, two years... Read more...

The Fountainhead: Ayn Rand’s Ode to Entrepreneurship

April 05, 2017 “There are some rules I’m perfectly willing to obey,”  explains Howard Roark, the protagonist of... Read more...

My “Nationalism” (And What Made You “American”?)

March 28, 2017 I haven’t made up my mind about the debates regarding “nationalism,” conducted mostly in terms... Read more...

“An International Criminal Enterprise” and Two Girls

March 16, 2017 Ayn Rand issued many oft-repeated admonitions—almost all relating to the requirements of reason.... Read more...

Sense of Life -- Who Are the New Romantic Novelists?

March 12, 2017 “Anyone Who Fights for the Future Lives in It, Today” --Introduction to The Romantic Manifesto At... Read more...

Drawing a Line between Pornography and Art

March 10, 2017 Porn and art generate two classic human responses: "Art is in the eye of the beholder" and "I know... Read more...

I am Woman, Watch Me Work

March 08, 2017 “Productive work is the road of woman’s unlimited achievement and calls upon the highest... Read more...
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