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Sep 15, 2020
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Michael Newberry
Wishing for a "Self Made" Haircut

A Netflix show based on the life of Madam C. J. Walker is much better than most of our hairstyles right now.It’s day who actually knows of coronavirus quarantine, and my housemates and I are making our plans for once this is all over.

Apr 15, 2020
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Leonard A. Robinson
4 Mins
Film Review: It Was A Wonderful Life*

What would the Christmas holiday season be like without Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, It’s a Wonderful Life? For millions around the world...

Mar 25, 2020
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7 Mins
Member Spotlight: Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D.

Friends and members of The Atlas Society are a major source of knowledge and wisdom. Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D. recently spoke

Mar 24, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
10 MIns
Panic Has Led to Government “Cures” That Are Worse Than the Disease, History Shows

Anyone who’s seen the John Hughes movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off probably remembers the scene where Ferris’s economics teacher (Ben Stein)..

Mar 23, 2020
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John Miltimore
6 Mins
Icarus: How Visual Artists Such as Myself and Bryan Larsen Steal, Borrow, and Originate

Myths, legends, and stories infiltrate our collective and individual consciousness, and the same holds true for the visual arts. The myth of Icarus, who flew too high then crashed and burned, was mentioned by Apollodorus around 150 BC and has since shown up countless times in visual art.

Feb 12, 2020
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Michael Newberry
8 Mins
The Introverted Drummer and Philosopher of Progressive Rock: Neil Peart Was His Own Hero

As written in the January 1st Poetic Justice Warrior Year in Review, Supremely independent, he was able to integrate his sense of the human

Jan 24, 2020
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Mark Shupe
6 Mins
The Cult of Oblivion: CIA, Abstract Expressionists, and Kant

From the cave paintings of the Horses’ Heads to figurative art today, visual art is about perception and subject. We artists, and our anien

Dec 9, 2019
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Michael Newberry
7 Mins
Girl Friends

I think that one thing that Paterson’s writings give us is the opportunity to see what happens when power is concentrated by political mean

Oct 25, 2019
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Marilyn Moore
10 Mins
If Amazon Is a "Sweatshop," Why Do So Many People Want to Work There?

“Firing people was easily the worst part of the job.” Those are the words of a great friend of mine who for decades ran a very successful

May 20, 2019
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John Tamny
6 Mins
The Art of Plotting

“’The king died, and then the queen died,’ is a [chronicle] story, while ‘The king died, and then the queen died of grief,’ is a plot.”...

Mar 13, 2019
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Vinay Kolhatkar
10 Mins
Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 4

As Dreiser depicts them, Clyde Griffiths and Roberta Alden are not lovers so much as they are victims. Biology and society conspire against

May 14, 2018
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Marilyn Moore
10 Mins
Her Better Judgment: Ayn Rand, Theodore Dreiser, and the Shape of the American Novel, Part 3

Dreiser’s Hortense Briggs and Rand’s Rita Eksler are both femmes fatales, but whereas Dreiser seethes with resentment that such a girl exist

May 7, 2018
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Marilyn Moore
5 Mins
Bosch Fawstin: Infidel Artist

America didn’t win World War II solely on the backs of her men and women in uniform. Without the tireless efforts on the home front, there..

Mar 1, 2018
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Robert L. Jones
6 Mins
Venus of the Planets

Decades ago at 2:30 a.m. on a back street in La Jolla, I was arrested driving my mom’s ’68 Firebird 400 convertible. I had our tiny mutts

Feb 12, 2018
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Michael Newberry
5 Mins
Not #MeToo, but #MeFirst

What would you rather be remembered for: “Read my lips” or “Dodge my hands”? Breaking the tax pledge was once considered the low point...

Nov 3, 2017
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Jennifer Anju Grossman
10 Mins
How Not to Argue on Facebook

For Ayn Rand, an argument was the distinctive human banner, the banner of reason and persuasion. Where brutes force, human beings argue, a

May 30, 2017
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Walter Donway
4 Mins
Films that Make Us Feel Alive

In The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature, published in 1971, Ayn Rand articulated a simple framework for classifying art.

May 20, 2017
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Vinay Kolhatkar
8 Mins
Would Ayn Rand Airbnb? Why a Superhost is a Selfish Host

My first night as an Airbnb host was a near disaster.I thought I was prepared. Glamour shots of the house – check. Coffee maker – check...

May 6, 2017
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Jennifer A. Grossman
5 Mins
Watergate Reruns: The Campaign to Overturn the Election

What I call the “Not Our President Elite” (NOPE) believes that a frighteningly ignorant, bigoted, and distinctly inferior America—not the...

Feb 16, 2017
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Walter Donway
7 Mins
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