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Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 5

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Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 4

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Making Sense of Kant's Senseless Sublime

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Fixing Welfare Is Ultimately A Philosophical Problem

May 09, 2018 With the passage of the recent bipartisan budget agreement and its $300 billion assault on... Read more...

An Artist's Tribute to America

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Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 3

May 07, 2018 Part 3—Hortense Briggs and Rita Eksler Dreiser’s Hortense Briggs and Rand’s Rita Eksler are both... Read more...

Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 2

April 30, 2018 Part 2—Esta Griffiths and Lydia Argounova The story of Esta Griffiths, Clyde’s sister, and the... Read more...

Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 1

April 23, 2018 Part 1—Antipathy It is difficult to think of two American authors more antithetical than Ayn Rand... Read more...

The Politically Correct but False Economics

March 19, 2018 Gordon Gekko: Stop telling lies about me and I'll stop telling the truth about you. Wall... Read more...
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