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The Moral Arc
The Moral Arc by Michael Shermer

“Again, I am not arguing that reason alone will get us there; we need legislation and laws to enforce civil rights, and a strong police and military to back up the state’s claim to hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force to back up those laws. But those forces are themselves premised on being grounded in reason, and the legislati... (See the whole review)

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

This is a thoughtful, thought-provoking set of aphorisms and reflections.  As much as I enjoyed it – and believe that I benefited from reading it three times – I have to ask if the author would have written it had Hillary Clinton been elected president. ... (See the whole review)

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Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy
Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy by Brett Holverstott

For decades, Dr. Randell Mills has flummoxed both supporters and detractors with his dogged determination not only to prove the existence of a new state of hydrogen, the hydrino, but also to harness its power for the betterment of the human condition. I have followed the hydrino story since initially encountering it in a Mensa Bulletin letter in th... (See the whole review)

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After Capitalism
After Capitalism by David Schweickart

My review of this book is here. If you find it helpful, please click 'yes'. (See the whole review)

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Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh

I haven't read this, but the review makes it look interesting. I'm probably not the only one who thought that atheism emerged at the time of the Enlightenment. ... (See the whole review)

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Creators
Creators by Paul Johnson

Here is my review of Paul Johnson's Creators ... (See the whole review)

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Self-Interest
Self-Interest by Ellen Frankel Paul

Edited by Ellen F. Paul, Fred Miller Jr., Jeffrey Paul. One can read most of the Introduction, which gives an overview, using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. So I made my review a short one. (See the whole review)

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Love My Rifle More Than You
Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

Toward the end of her deployment, she discovered Atlas Shrugged, and it resonated with her. Focused and detailed, she often ran into brazen incompetence. ... (See the whole review)

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In Defense of Selfishness
In Defense of Selfishness by Peter Schwartz

A defense of Ayn Rand's ethics. My review is here. (See the whole review)

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Free Market Fairness
Free Market Fairness by John Tomasi

It is a book about political philosophy published in 2012. I put a review of it on Amazon. It is among the 4-star ones with a date of June 3, 2015. (See the whole review)

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The Constitution of Government in Galt
The Constitution of Government in Galt's Gulch by Wolf Devoon

Plans to start new communities, and even entire new nations, are iconic to the libertarians who were impassioned by Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.  Rand's "Utopia of Greed", hidden in the Colorado Rockies, only echoed a long tradition in American history, beginning with America itself.  The City on a Hill, the City of God, drew the leaders of a million... (See the whole review)

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Death is Wrong
Death is Wrong by G. Stolyarov II

Death is Wrong is my new children’s book on indefinite life extension, illustrated by my wife Wendy Stolyarov. It combines child-friendly philosophical arguments for radically lengthening human lifespans with scientific facts about long-lived creatures, recent breakthroughs in extending animal lifespans, and the SENS research program for reve... (See the whole review)

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How We Know
How We Know by Harry Binswanger

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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein

Bernstein places the origin of capitalism in the mathematics of chance.† For Ayn Rand, capitalism began with the recognition of individual rights in the Enlightenment.† That identification of those rights rested on a largely implicit realization of the individual as such, which began in the Renaissance.† We ascribe the idea of the Re... (See the whole review)

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Our Political Nature
Our Political Nature by Avi Tuschman

My recap from reading up to page 68: Some good work and some good thought in here, but ... Tuschman shows himself to be part of that new brand of social scientists who are too fascinated with evolutionary and biological psychology to realize that they are in the grips of it (while they presume to be commenting objecti... (See the whole review)

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Foundations of Human Sociality
Foundations of Human Sociality by Joseph Henrich

Game theory explorations with 15 "primitive" societies reveals what makes us WEIRD people special. What is it to be "Western Educated Industrialized Rational Democratic"? † The Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies edited by Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, et al... (See the whole review)

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An Aristotelian Account of Induction: Creating Something from Nothing
An Aristotelian Account of Induction: Creating Something from Nothing by Louis Groarke

I have not read it yet and may post a review or comments after reading it.

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The Transhumanist Wager
The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvanís new novel The Transhumanist Wager has been compared to Ayn Randís Atlas Shrugged. (See, for instance, Giulio Priscoís review.) But to what extent are the books alike, and in what respects? To be sure, the story and the writing style are gripping, the characters are vivid, and the universe created by Istvan gave me an experience high... (See the whole review)

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Shadows Live Under Seashells
Shadows Live Under Seashells by Allan J. Ashinoff

Our most likely future is somewhere between Brave New World and 1984.  It is clean and bright, rather than the post-industrial recycling center of cyberpunk, because an unofficial and unelected power center simply surpassed and usurped the inefficient nation states.  They know what is best.  Memory implants and omnipresent cybernetic personalities ... (See the whole review)

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Keep Forever: Gulag Memoirs
Keep Forever: Gulag Memoirs by Aleksandr Sokolenko

My grandfather's memoir - finally published! I loaded a lot of information into Amazon pages. Also check out Kirkus review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/aleksandr-konstantinovich-sokolenko/keep-forever/

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The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior
The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior by David C. Rose

My review of the book is on Amazon. The book does not mention Ayn Rand or her moral defense of capitalism.

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The American Pragmatists
The American Pragmatists by Cheryl Misak

The American Pragmatists looks excellent. There is a very informative review of it here. I'm getting this one (re: a, b, c, d, e). (See the whole review)

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At the Brink
At the Brink by John R. Lott Jr.

William W. Beach's back-cover comment (taken from Amazon): ... (See the whole review)

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The Happiness Paragraph
The Happiness Paragraph by David W Alway

I am an Objectivist and the author of this book. This is a short ebook on how to be happier! It is for Objectivists and Non-Objectivists alike. The advice is centered around a single (but complicated) summary paragraph. The meaning of that paragraph is then explained and explored for the remainer of the book. The book also contains a more usef... (See the whole review)

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From Rationality to Equality
From Rationality to Equality by James P. Sterba

Since Socrates and Plato, there have been philosophers arguing that morality is a requirement of rationality. Kant made an original and influential pitch for such a thesis. James Sterba, professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, makes his own attempt in From Rationality to Equality (Oxford 2013), hewing closer to Kantís conception of the way morality ... (See the whole review)

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Bullies: How the Left
Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans by Ben Shapiro

Haven't yet picked up the book, but was impressed by radio interviews of Shapiro.

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Ayn Rand Explained
Ayn Rand Explained by Ronald E. Merrill

Ayn Rand Explained From Tyranny to Tea Party Ronald E. Merrill, author Marsha Familaro Enright, editor (2012 Open Court) Description at Amazon Ayn Rand Explained is an engrossing account of the life, work, and influence of Ayn Rand: her career, from youth in Soviet Russia to Hollywood screenwriter and then to ideological g... (See the whole review)

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A Time To Betray
A Time To Betray by Reza Kahlili

http://atimetobetray.com/ I just finished reading this book by Reza Kahlili, a very compelling book about his life, the tragic downfall of Iran into madness and his time spent as a CIA mole within the Revolutionary Guard.

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Bull by the Horns
Bull by the Horns by Sheila Bair

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Understanding Objectivism
Understanding Objectivism by Leonard Peikoff

This transcription of lectures from 1983 may prove less satisfying to those who have considered themselves at least "students of Objectivism" for the past 30 years.  ... (See the whole review)

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The DIM Hypothesis
The DIM Hypothesis by Leonard Peikoff

The DIM Hypothesis Leonard Peikoff (2012) The representation of Kantís philosophy in this book is grossly out of balance, and in this it is like Leonard Peikoffís earlier representations and those of Ayn Rand. Some errors in intellectual history may not affect Dr. Peikoffís DIM hypothesis itself. It is easy to imagine that his... (See the whole review)

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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bought this yesterday, finished it last night. Was drawn to it because of the interest by my 24 year old son. IMO, one of the most wildly effective political books aimed at modern youth ever. And, this is great, fantastic news for Ayn Rand fans. It's crystal clear depiction of heroic individuals in the face of an oppressive to... (See the whole review)

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Ayn Rand Nation
Ayn Rand Nation by Gary Weiss

I have just finished this hot-off-the-press book. I can summarize it in one word, "sneering." He sneers at Objectivism, Rand, libertarianism and the Tea Party from the first page to the last. Weiss's goal is to show how the "cult" of Rand has influenced the Tea Party movement and the resurgence of "extreme" right wing politics. He acknowledges the ... (See the whole review)

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Nine-Tenths
Nine-Tenths by Pentermann Meira

Maybe it is only my love for economic and social freedom, but I quickly developed strong interest in Meira Pentermann's characters. Communication, trust, and much more are severely hampered in her vision of America swaying strongly towards socialism. Terrible to be in a such a situation, fortunately so far in history these economically self defeati... (See the whole review)

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Engineering the Financial Crisis
Engineering the Financial Crisis by Jeffrey Friedman

I just finished reading this book and put my review of it on Amazon. If you find my review helpful, please click on the Yes button below my review.

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Running Through The Dark
Running Through The Dark by FG Bartlett

Shameless self promotion, but just for fun. Last year, I wrote this for my own pleasure, truly as a form of self therapy. It was great fun, nothing else. It is not even remotely political, although, some politics does manage to sneak into the cracks and crevices. It is primarily a story about a young man with a positive attitu... (See the whole review)

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How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne

Freedom is living your life the way you want to live it. ... (See the whole review)

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Consuming Pleasures: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soap Opera
Consuming Pleasures: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soap Opera by Jennifer Hayward

Dickens pioneered serialization and responded to public demand.  Not our favorite writer, he nonetheless is to be lauded as a capitalist among authors. ... (See the whole review)

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Pathological Altruism
Pathological Altruism by Oakley et al.

Does anyone out there know about this?  It looks interesting, though maybe not worth the price for non-specialists.  Rand gets a few mentions. (See the whole review)

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Throw Them All Out
Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer

"Dennis Hastert ... had a 104-acre farm in Shipman, Illinois, worth between $50,000 and $100,000. His other assets amounted to no more than $170,000. He remained at a similar level until he became Speaker of the House. (1) But by the time he set down the Speaker's gavel, he was substantially better off than when he entered office, with a reported n... (See the whole review)

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Kaplan

The book states, "While healthy, smart, happy, successful, virtuous parents tend to have matching offspring, the reason is largely nature, not nurture." Hopefully, it will help encourage more rationally selfish people to have more kids. World demographics are trending toward a shrinkage in their numbers and huge increases among populations ... (See the whole review)

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Living Proof
Living Proof by Kira Peikoff

Kira Peikoff is Leonard Peikoff's daughter. See the endorsement by #1 best selling novelist Lee Child.

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Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand
Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand's philosophy changes everything about economics by M. Northrup Buechner

Selected quote from the back panel of the book: "Professor Buechner presents a new theory of price in this book. A lifelong admirer of Ayn Rand, he has built his theory on her philosophy of Objectivism and created an original conception of the economy and how it works. His book is written for the economist or noneconomist, particularly for t... (See the whole review)

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Future Babble
Future Babble by Dan Gardner

This was an interesting and though-provoking book.  The book discusses predictions about the future.  Obviously there are religious predictions, but talking heads on TV are constantly making predictions.  There are many books out there that make predictions.  The author brings up several familiar names, like Paul Ehrlich and Peter Schiff.  He descr... (See the whole review)

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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

This is a great book with a lot of interesting content.  The theme of the book is why we should be optimistic about the future. ... (See the whole review)

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The Aristotle Quest, Black Market Truth
The Aristotle Quest, Black Market Truth by Sharone Kaye

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Human Understanding
Human Understanding by Stephen Edelston Toulmin

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Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States
Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States' Rights by Jason Lewis

I just bought this book and will report on it here after I get some time to read it ...

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Philosophy in World Perspective
Philosophy in World Perspective by David A. Dilworth

Philosophy in World Perspective David A. Dilworth (Yale 1989) What the publisher said of this book on the back cover is exactly right:In this original work of systematic philosophy, David Dilworth places the major texts of Western and Oriental philosophy and religion, both ancient and modern, into one comparative framework. His study reve... (See the whole review)

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Hunter
Hunter by Robert Bidinotto

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