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  • The Artist's I: Jeff Larson

    May 2008 -- The easy integration of natural-looking people and outdoor scenes is one of the hardest-won achievements in the history of art. Lurking in the air are irascible art obstacles: technical demons ready to sabotage the artist at every swipe of...

  • Book Review: A Century of "Liberal Fascism"

    March 2008 -- Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. (New York: Doubleday, 2008), 496 pages, $27.95. With America committed to war overseas, an American president (who many...

  • Out of Control: The Case of Percy Bysshe Shelley

    December 2007 -- The first question to ask upon starting up a vehicle should be: “Where are the brakes?” The first question to ask upon adopting a philosophy should be the same. For the ability that allows a person to deal with philosophical ideas is...

  • Film Review: The More Things Change, the More He Stays the Same

    December 2007 -- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Featuring Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Martin Scorsese, Arthur Penn, Bill Charlap, Stephen Holden, Jonathan Schwartz, Mitch Miller, Danny Bennett, Ralph...

  • Private I: Libertarianism: Bohemian or Bourgeois?

    June 2007 -- When we measure the progress of a society by its growth in freedom, we measure it . . . by the greater power on the part of the citizens as a body to make the most and best of themselves. —T.H. Green, “Liberal Legislation and Freedom of...

  • TV Review: "A Singular Creature"

    May 2007 -- The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski. Television series co-produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films in thirteen parts, originally broadcast in 1973. Written and narrated by Jacob Bronowski. Directed by Dick Gilling. Reissued in the United...

  • Secular Spirituality

    December 2006 -- The fall season ushers in Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and, this year, Ramadan as well. Winter brings Christmas and Hanukkah. Spring takes us to Passover and Easter. And those are just the highlights of the holy days marked by the Old...

  • Book Review: On the Shoulders of a Giant

    March 2006 -- A review of Erika Holzer, Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher (Indio, California: Madison Press, 2005), 301 pp., $20.00. Deep within every nonfiction writer lie the seeds of a budding novelist. At least, I know that’s true for me. I’ve...

  • Toward a Secular Moral Landscape

    Spring 2011 -- After thousands of years of formal philosophizing and probably a hundred thousand of contemplation around prehistoric camp fires, is there finally proof that an objective moral standard exists, a standard that is knowable by all through...

  • Why Does the War on (Some) Drugs Continue?

    March 26, 2009 -- The Drug War has been in the news again this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed off to Mexico on Wednesday, March 25, for a two-day visit, with the escalating drug-related violence in that country at the top of her...

  • The Morality of Insider Trading

    December 6, 2011 -- In the decades since the SEC decided that trading in your company’s stock could be a form of “fraud” if you were guided by first-hand knowledge public sources couldn’t match, the words “insider trading” have come to sound...

  • Freedom, Achievement, Individualism, Reason: Objectivism

    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 to Atlas Shrugged...

  • Autobiography of an Idea

    BOOK REVIEW: Journals of Ayn Rand. Edited by David Harriman. (New York: Dutton, 1997. 727 pp. $39.95.) February 1, 1998 -- Ayn Rand said that her first novel, We the Living, was the closest she would ever come to writing an autobiography. Telling the...

  • Ayn Rand's Inspiration: In Real Life and In Fiction

    From 1950 until the end of their association in 1968, psychologist Nathaniel Branden was the foremost spokesman for Ayn Rand and her philosophy, Objectivism. Founder of the Nathaniel Branden Institute and the organized Objectivist movement, a prolific...

  • Fulfilling the Enlightenment: Interview with David N. Mayer

    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...

  • Satisfying the Soul: An Interview with Michael Newberry

    Michael Newberry is an American representational artist based in Idyllwild, California. Now in his 5th decade of creating art, Newberry has exhibited his paintings in major galleries in the United States and Europe. His major works are typically on...

  • Notes towards an Appreciation of Manners

    Why have Objectivists written so little about manners? I am inclined to believe it is because they have accepted the common view of manners, just as Objectivists traditionally wrote little about benevolence because they had accepted the ordinary view of...

  • 5 Things To Know About Frank O'Connor, Ayn Rand's Husband

    Many great creators have a partner to their genius -- whether muse, mentor, or moral support. For novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, it was his wife Zelda; for composer Gustav Mahler, it was his wife Alma. For Ayn Rand, that person was her husband, Frank...

  • Interview with Jason Stotts, author of Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics

    Jason Stotts is a philosopher and psychotherapist who has long been interested in the intersection of philosophy and psychology that is sexuality. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Brandman University in 2015 and his Bachelor...

  • Hannibal's Witch

    Editor’s Note: Hannibal’s Witch , by Robin Craig, blends science fiction, alternative history, and a hint of fantasy into a thought-provoking epic. Angela Milton is an ordinary young woman studying history and languages. At a lavish party for Bitcoin...


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