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  • "Mean Girl" – It Takes One to Know One

    After hearing some buzz about Lisa Duggan’s Mean Girl, I decided to read it for myself to see what it was all about. Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed was published in May of 2019 by University of California Press as a part of the American...

  • Either-Or: Atlas Shrugged and the Future of Individualism

    The progam for the 2013 Atlas Summit is currently being prepared and finalized. In the meantime, you can peruse this information below about last year's Summit for an idea of what you can expect this year. If you have any questions don't hesitate to...

  • Is High Self-Esteem Bad for You?

    For more than thirty years, promoting the development of higher self-esteem has been a major goal for clinical psychologists and educators. Although this emphasis on self-esteem has never sat well with adherents of traditional religions, and although...

  • Atlas Shrugged in Haight-Ashbury: A Memoir

    Like a stock market that has finally found its bottom after a long, volatile decline, my spiritual assets were nearly depleted. I finally had to face earning a living. My future was a ghostly and depressing vision. My resume, if I had had one, would...

  • The Democrats' Model War

    The 2006 U.S. elections, which put the Democrats in charge of the House and Senate, were widely described in media as a referendum on the Iraq war. Intense media scrutiny had resulted in critical reports on pre-war intelligence, the decision-making...

  • Freedom, Achievement, Individualism, Reason: Objectivism

    December 2004 -- "My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." — Ayn Rand , Appendix...

  • The Law in Wartime

    Our topic is the tradeoff between civil liberties and national security. So, let me begin by giving you a framework. The structure of our federal system can be explained in major part by the final two provisions of our Bill of Rights, the Ninth and...

  • You Will Volunteer!

    June 2002 -- In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush called on Americans to give two years—"4,000 hours over the rest of your lifetime—to the service of your neighbors and your nation." The president has created a "USA Freedom Corps"...

  • What Shall We Do With a Bumptious Sailor?

    BOOK REVIEW: J. Craig Venter, A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life. (New York: Viking, 2007), 390 pages, $25.95 (hardcover). The problem of J. Craig Venter is one that Western civilization has wrestled with since the Trojan War: How we can harness the...

  • Beyond Good and Bad

    February 2002 -- The virtue of selfishness has become a tough sell. Before September 11, one could score points for egoism by elaborating on the ways in which gainful work bettered one's life. One could hymn the personal joys to be derived from art,...

  • The Need for a New Individualism

    January/February 2005 -- America has been the land of the individual, and most Americans have thought of themselves as individualists. We still speak favorably of individual rights, individual initiative, individual responsibility, individual...

  • Art and Education

    June 2001 -- Alexandra York is an internationally published author of books, magazine and newspaper articles, book and movie reviews, and poetry. Her writing has appeared in publications as varied as Vital Speeches, American Artist, The Intellectual...

  • The Wealth and Social Health of America

    June 2001 -- [BOOK REVIEW] It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years. By Stephen Moore and Julian Simon (Washington, D.C: Cato Institute, 2000. 294 pp. $29.95). The Social Health of the Nation: How America Is Really...

  • The American Enlightenment's Other Side

    June 2000 -- When Objectivists think of themselves as heirs to the Enlightenment, in a political sense, they typically trace their roots back to the Jeffersonians. But of course the American Enlightenment had another faction, the Federalists, who have...

  • Rage and Objectivism

    One cannot avoid recognizing that we live in a very angry age. At one time, people spoke to “My worthy opponent” when addressing someone who disagreed with their views. That attitude of respecting differences has long disappeared. Today, in discussions...

  • Financial Security in a Free Market Society?

    Question: 1. I've read that the Objectivist view of Social Security is that individuals should save their own money throughout the course of their life and then live off that when they retire. But what about cases where rampant inflation devalues a...

  • Israeli Airman Attains New Heights in Painting

    May 2004 -- Objectivists often look to the past for great artwork to contemplate and admire, avoiding the contemporary art scene as hopelessly corrupted by postmodern ideas. In doing so, they sometimes fail to notice the few individual artists of our...

  • James D. Watson: Another Gadfly Swatted

    Jan/Feb 2008 --"To many in the scientific community,” the journal Science editorialized in 1990, “Watson has long been something of a wild man, and his colleagues tend to hold their collective breath whenever he veers from the script.” Last October,...

  • The Eccentric Entrepreneur

    It’s about 2:30 a.m. when Laurent Prouvost bursts out of the pizzeria into driving rain. He races down Hickory Street after his stolen pedicab, soggy boots clapping against soaked pavement. Already drenched, Laurent’s spent the night pedaling drinkers...

  • Nobility, Civilization, and Breeding

    This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 2000 online "CyberSeminar" entitled " Nietzsche and Objectivism ." Nobility, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life “[Mr. Darcy’s] behavior to us has in every respect been...pleasing” “[Mr. Darcy] is perfectly...


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