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Ayn Rand and I, Part 1

June 24, 2017 A blog by George H. Smith I never met Ayn Rand. I never saw her in person. I never corresponded... Read more...

Where Brawn Meets Brain

June 17, 2017 Maybe it was the cover of Atlas Shrugged that caught the attention of the weight-lifting... Read more...

Rape Culture Carping

June 13, 2017 A few years ago, when my 90 year old grandmother was still alive, I told her to make sure she kept... Read more...

Wonder Woman: Post-Feminist Heroine?

June 12, 2017 The Amazons, the ancients tell us, were a violent bunch. “The Scythians call (them) Oiorpata, or... Read more...

Is Industry For or Against the Paris Climate Agreement?

June 05, 2017 In his speech withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump cited an econometric... Read more...

Smacking Down Postmodern Art

June 05, 2017 It is rare in our contemporary postmodern culture that its representatives get a smack down. But... Read more...

Did Ayn Rand Foresee the Culture Wars?

June 01, 2017 Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can... Read more...

Meet The Girl Boss: A Feminist in Capitalist Clothing

May 31, 2017 “She was fifteen when it occurred to her for the first time that women did not run railroads and... Read more...

How Not to Argue on Facebook

May 30, 2017 For Ayn Rand, an argument was the distinctive human banner, the banner of reason and persuasion. ... Read more...

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How can you make sense of competing claims to rights?
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Welfare rights vs. liberty rights
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A capitalist society is based on the recognition and protection of individual rights.
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Taking intellectual aim at the ideas that inspire Islamists.
"If freedom is to survive and flourish, we need a fourth revolution, a moral revolution, that establishes the moral right of the individual to live for himself."
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