"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. Particularly when one can't see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need? And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage. Is it beauty and genius they want to see? Do they seek a sense of the sublime? Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel. When I see the city from my window - no, I don't feel how small I am - but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body."
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
"The hatred I feel towards the pieces of sub-human excrement that are responsible for this crime against humanity knows no limits. If ever there has been cause to seek justice, what has happened in the US over the last few hours demands that every maggot that has had any involvement whatsoever in these acts of pure evil is exterminated from the face of the earth - along with the anti-life, death worshipping ideas that give rise to them."
Chris Lewis
I Am Not a Number

David M. Brown fights against one of the aftermaths of the attack. "In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, some people, including some alleged or former advocates of liberty, are rethinking their support for standard American rights and freedoms."

Terrorism and Postmodern Art

Michael Newberry explains the connection between terrorism and Postmodern Art. "Terrorism...is based on destruction and murder, using shock tactics and unconventional means that result in a populace experiencing mass fear, anxiety, or apprehension." Sound familiar?

Concerning today's events

Sourav Mandal shows why terrorists hate the human mind. "...freedom and intellect are one, and...those who are enemies of one are enemies of the other."

The Day After in New York

Chris Matthew Sciabarra describes New York's losses. "Our city is cleaner, safer, alive, and more civil than I've ever seen it. And then this happened. "

When Altruist Animals Attack!

Andrew Bates shows that hatred of the good has many forms. "Jealousy, hate, envy and a resentment of achievement, of prosperity, of happiness and earthly pleasures."

A Comment

Marcus Bachler comments betrayal of the human mind. "It is disgusting...that the human intellect could be used to plan and instigate such acts."

PI editorial

Lindsay Perigo proclaims the people of Manhattan are heroes. "It is a hymn to the PRIDE that the residents of Manhattan are proclaiming so defiantly."

Civilisation Under Siege

Peter Cresswell explains that we must know our enemy. "This was a declaration of war - but a declaration by whom, and against what?"

A Letter to SOLOists

Matt Ballin shares his response to the attack on the twin towers of ability and freedom. "I was angry for the innocence that Americans had lost..."

My Thoughts

Cameron Pritchard declares that evil is impotent. "Our values tower as high as the WTC towers did and those values can never be turned into ashes or rubble."

Absolute Horror

Logan Feys recalls his reaction to the nightmare. "When I heard that the proud symbols of capitalism and freedom had collapsed, I thought the world might collapse with them."

Couple of Thoughts

Barbara Branden describes some of her views. "I shudder at the thought of seeing my beloved city so shattered"

Assault on Civilization

David Kelley explains the purpose of the attack, and the true motivations of the terrorists. "With rare unity, Americans have grasped that this was an assault on their values, and it was."

Black Tuesday

Leonard Peikoff explains that mixed premises lead to disaster. "We have not only appeased terrorists, we have actively created them."