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Book Review: Butler attempts the near-impossible, and pulls it off....

June 08, 2018 Ayn Rand left an intellectual legacy the size of Mount Everest. A mountain this size cannot be... Read more...

Superhero Me!

May 31, 2018 Countless articles and books have exposed the injustice of egalitarian policies, from... Read more...

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

May 25, 2018 Part 5—Conclusion Ayn Rand was right of course. Rand was right about living conditions in Russia.... Read more...

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

May 14, 2018 Part 4—Clyde and Roberta, Sonia and Pavel As Dreiser depicts them, Clyde Griffiths and Roberta... Read more...

Making Sense of Kant's Senseless Sublime

May 09, 2018 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida, 1742 until 1745. Was this the kind... Read more...

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

May 07, 2018 The machine is a defining cultural element of the 20th century. The machine and mass production... Read more...

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...

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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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