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During the decade of Cultural Revolution, people experienced horrific events that made their blood boil and eyes tear. People’s suffering, like DR’s father in the hands of the political hooligans, was heartbreaking.

Jun 4, 2020
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Daoly
6 Mins
Trustee Spotlight: Jay Lapeyre

Jun 2, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
Member Spotlight: Jaroslav Romanchuk

Romanchuk has been involved with The Atlas Society since the 1990s. He spoke with me from his home in Minsk via Zoom.

May 22, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
5 Mins
CONFIRMED: Joe De Sena for October Gala in Los Angeles

Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, is an All-Star member of The Atlas Society.

May 19, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
3 Mins
Vagrants in Our Driveway: A Teachable Moment

“I’m calling the police,” my mother said from her upstairs office. When I ran upstairs to find out what she was talking about, she was on the line with 911, telling them about the partially clothed adult male stumbling around the drive to the terrace where my parents and immediate neighbors live. I took a video here.

May 18, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
6 Mins
Member Spotlight: Alan J. Dlugash, CPA

I started in accounting at the age of six. My father saw me doing arithmetic homework and said, “Why do you need to solve made up problems?” So he gave me his business ledgers and had me add up the columns.

May 15, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
8 Mins
Member Spotlight: John Bechtel

There's a difference between willful blindness and being born blind and not knowing what it's like to be able to see. I was born into a closed environment where association with outsiders was forbidden. Even reading was confined to school textbooks.

May 1, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
6 Mins
Member Spotlight: Vanessa Porras

It was terrible. I was ten years old when Hugo Chavez became president in 1999, and life got very depressing. We were no longer free. There was no more respect for us as individuals. There was no more private property.

Apr 17, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
6 MIns
THE ATLAS SOCIETY ASKS Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist is the first person we asked. Norquist is the President of Americans for Tax Reform and a longtime advocate for keeping the size and scope of government in check –– as a result he’s been a lightning rod of criticism for those seeking to blame limited government for the spread of coronavirus in the United States.

Apr 16, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
6 Mins
Member Spotlight: Legacy Donor Dr. Greg Bulkley

A high school English teacher recognized my individualism. He introduced me to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance,” George Orwells’ novels 1984 and Animal Farm, Ibsen’s play “The Enemy of the People,” and David Karp’s novel One.

Apr 9, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
7 Mins
Salvation Through Annihilation

Physically, a human being is a rather weak, pathetic creature. We do not possess the strength of the bear, the cunning claws of the tiger, nor the wings of the steely-eyed hawk. All we truly possess that is of any use is an accident called self-awareness.

Apr 3, 2020
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Ellsworth Toohey, Jr.
6 Mins
Coronavirus Message from The Atlas Society

At a time when a highly infectious biological virus, the coronavirus, is spreading – as is an equally infectious psychological virus, panic – I wanted to take the opportunity to reach out with a message on what we at The Atlas Society are doing to respond to both.

Mar 22, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Trump Is Right: Michael Milken Is a Hero, Not a Criminal

“You know, we eat guys like you for lunch every day of the week.” Those were the words of AT&T Chairman John deButts nearly fifty years ago

Mar 10, 2020
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Stephen Moore and John Tamny
5 Mins
Rand Rising: A Member Spotlight with Jennifer Bukowsky

Editor’s Note: Members and friends of The Atlas Society provide us with a wealth of wisdom. Atlas Society supporter Jennifer Bukowsky is an

Mar 3, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
7 Mins
Like Ayn Rand's Fiction? Five Other Novels You'll Enjoy

Sabatini wrote swashbuckling historical fiction in the early part of the 20th century. Of his many books Captain Blood is probably the most

Feb 3, 2020
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J.P. Medved
7 Mins
Make America Grateful Again: An Antidote to Envy and Entitlement

Thank you so very much for inviting me. I know the relationship between Objectivists and Libertarians hasn’t always been smooth. Ayn Rand famously called libertarians “the hippies of the right.”

Jan 17, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
8 Mins
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Jan 1, 2020
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Super User
9 Mins
“Ayn Rand Was ‘Born’ Here: Rand’s Chicago Roots”

Thank you so much, Stuart and Elise, and yes, a special, special thank you to Elise. I empathize with what it’s like to be a part of an

Dec 17, 2019
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Jennifer A. Grossman
5 Mins
Member Spotlight: Niko Gjaja – Collectivism is a Pipe Dream

I was born in Belgrade, in August 1935, to a Ph.D mechanical engineer father and a conservatory-trained pianist mother. IN LIBRARY WITH R

Nov 5, 2019
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Marilyn Moore
9 Mins
Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 3

In the foreword to The Moral Basis of Individualism—a book that Ayn Rand began writing for Bobbs-Merrill in 1943 but never finished—we find

Dec 14, 2018
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George H. Smith
6 Mins
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