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Trump as Peter Keating
Posted by Peter Reidy on 8/05, 11:10am
This is of Objectivist interest in that Krauthammer (who was a psychiatrist before he became a commentator) seems to have discovered Rand's notion of the second-hander (is "social metaphysics" still in use?).(Read more...)
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Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump
Posted by Luke Setzer on 7/31, 5:43am
Having been born and raised in close proximity to so-called "white trash," I can absolutely relate to this article.  North Carolina has been hit hard with many of the social and economic woes articulated here.  I can see exactly why the Trump message resonates with my former peers.(Read more...)
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Public Opposition to Biotech Endangers Your Life and Health
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 7/28, 5:48pm
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Stop saying Islam is a religion of peace
Posted by Luke Setzer on 7/04, 8:33am
After reports suggested that all terrorists involved in the recent attack at Dhaka restaurant, in which 20 people were killed, were highly educated and belonged to rich families, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen rubbished the arguments that poverty makes somebody a terrorist.(Read more...)
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What Would Ayn Rand Think About Americanism Today?
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 7/02, 7:05am
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How Hungarian Milk Explains Brexit
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 6/24, 4:24pm
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Are Pre-School Grad Celebrations Going Too Far?
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 6/13, 6:17pm
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Why Don’t Voters Care About Candidates’ Sins?
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 6/09, 8:54pm
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More on Rand, Orwell and Zamatyin
Posted by Peter Reidy on 6/08, 3:00pm
Some speculate that Orwell read Anthem (published in England in 1938) before he wrote 1984; others, that both novels derive from Yevgeny Zamatyin's 1924 We. Here is an article about the parallels between Orwell and Zamatyin. Some of what the author notes (numbers for people instead of names; story in diary form) are re...(Read more...)
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Brexit is something we should be watching
Posted by Steve Wolfer on 6/07, 10:26pm
The link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYqzcqDtL3k) is to an extraordinary documentary on Brexit.  I learned a great deal watching it and highly recommend it.  I certainly hope everyone who votes in England takes the time to watch it.  The Brits will be voting for their future, but it will matter to us.  This is a m...(Read more...)
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