Isaac Asimov once observed that there are periods in history when two countries—one martial, one commercial—enter a contest for some critical part of the world. Sparta and Athens come to mind; Napoleonic France and Enlightenment Britain; the Soviet Union and the United States. As the inhabitants of a commercial culture, Americans like to consider themselves heirs to the commercial nation in each contest.
September 1998 -- Robert A. Levy, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, received his Ph.D. in finance and investments from the American University in 1966. For the next twenty-five years, he ran CDA Investment Technologies, Inc., a major provider of financial information and software. During that time, Levy wrote a book on the application of quantitative techniques to the stock market, as well as several dozen articles on investment.
Born in London, John Ellis attended London University, where he obtained a B.A. with first-class honors in German and philosophy (1959), and a Ph.D. in German literature (1965).
An exchange between professors Susan Dawn Wake and Alan Kors.
Description: In this interview, David N. Mayer expands upon a talk he gave at the IOS/Cato-sponsored conference, “Atlas and the World.” The main point of that address was: “Atlas Shrugged is significant because, through the novel, Rand shows us what we must do to complete the American Revolution, to complete the unfinished work of 1776, and the hope that it represents to the world.” 


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