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Spring 2011 -- Steve Walton may well owe his big break to a Saudi prince.
Ayn Rand rejected the dichotomy between mind and body and correlate dichotomies such as theory vs. practice, the moral vs. the practical, reason vs. emotion, and love versus lust. In Atlas Shrugged, she illustrated the unity of mind and body in speeches and thrilling scenes such as the first running of the John Galt Line. Explore how this principle shows up in Rand's treatmen of work and love, and in her exalted view of technology and industry.
Spring 2009 -- 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 have listed sporadic bouts of menial work in restaurants and factories. My social life fared worse.
January/February 2005 -- Charles Tomlinson, a long-time supporter of The Atlas Society (publisher of The New Individualist), died Tuesday, December 28, 2004. Charles was regularly feautured as a speaker at Atlas Society Summer Seminars. He delighted audiences with his storytelling talent during a segment called "In Performance."
Fall 2005 -- BOOK REVIEW: David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper, Making Great Decisions in Business and Life (Chicago Park Press, 2006), 287 pages, $28.50.
An effective self-help guide lies in scope and universality somewhere between Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and a plumbing manual.
Summer 2006 -- Malcolm Gladwell's Blink stayed on the bestseller list for months. It defends the merits of making major decisions quickly, based only on intuition, emotion, and other workings of the subconscious. In deliberate contrast, Michael LeGault’s Think! is a dispassionate yet uncompromising defense of conscious, rational thought against the very sort of claims Gladwell advances in Blink.
November 2006 -- In the early twentieth century, Argentina was one of the most prosperous countries in the world with one of the highest living standards. Rich in resources, a leading producer of beef and farm commodities, it had railroads, electricity, and all the infrastructure of an advanced country. Its population was largely European, from Spain, Italy, Britain, Germany, and France. Beautiful Buenos Aires was considered the Paris of South America.
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 Testament–based religions. Throw in their minor milestones (Purim, Pentecost); add Hindi, Buddhism, and a few other faiths to the mix; and you have a year-round sacred calendar.