Ms. Rowling, your Cinderella story is legendary. As the article summarizes it: “Her life now is, naturally, very different from the hand-...
July/August 2007 -- Okay, I know, that’s a cheap pun. But this July–August 2007 issue marks the start of my third year at the helm of The
Atlas Shrugged is structured in three major parts, each of which consists of ten chapters. The parts and chapters are named, and the titles
One day in the 1940’s, a young reporter asked Ayn Rand about the new novel he heard that she was planning.
Scholars, students, and fans of Ayn Rand ’s masterwork, Atlas Shrugged , often find it difficult to grasp the complex details of its plot..
This selective listing includes the novel's more noteworthy characters.....
I cannot take the helm of this magazine without first paying tribute to the helmsman who has steered it so far, and so true..
We at IJ are swamped with requests from people to take up their cases, many of which we simply can’t do due to limited resources. However
March 2006 -- In March, I was stunned to learn of the unexpected death of a remarkable individualist and friend, Madeleine Pelner Cosman.
Deep within every nonfiction writer lie the seeds of a budding novelist. At least, I know that’s true for me. I’ve dabbled continually in...
Regrettably, these somber remembrances and thoughtful reflections were marred by the loud, incendiary claims of conspiracy theorists.
Fall 2006 -- As I was completing work today on this issue of the magazine, I received an e-mail announcing publication of Ryan Sager’s new
September 2007 -- Roger Donway’s opening column this month on “The Genealogy of Heroism” offers a definition of heroism as “the choice of a
On the night of October 1, 1993, twelve-year-old Polly Klaas—a pretty, straight-A student with laughing eyes and sun-streaked hair—was...
A sweeping novel of ideas, Atlas depicts the frightening, near-future disintegration and collapse of civilization into chaos and anarchy...
In the first chapter of his eleventh bestseller, Bad Luck and Trouble, nameless men hover over the California desert in a Bell 222 helicopte
Lee Child is the bestselling author of what Publisher’s Weekly calls “arguably today’s finest thriller series.” Its huge, and hugely popular
December 2007 -- Editor’s note: Last month, Part I of the “Inside the Excuse-Making Industry” explained how, in the 1960s and 1970s, social
April 2007 -- A war of moral values is being fought on an unlikely battlefield: on the sound stages of “24,” the Emmy-winning Fox TV....
Vince Flynn has written many compelling yarns, but his own story may be the most inspiring. It’s the tale of a kid from a big Midwestern fam
May 2008 -- One of my editorial pleasures is to be able to showcase fine thinkers who are willing and able to debate the implications of sha
Scott Bullock joined the Institute for Justice at its founding in 1991 and serves as a senior attorney. He litigates property rights, free
One of the more satisfying, under-reported barometers of cultural trends is the dismal box office take of recent movies attacking U.S....
At the 2006 Summer Seminar of The Atlas Society, we were treated to a number of excellent presentations that addressed different aspects...
On December 20th, 2010, the government of Belarus launched a sweeping crack-down (see news photo below) against opposition..
July/August 2008 -- I maintain an online blog (http://bidinotto.journalspace.com) that allows me to comment (and sometimes to rant) about
September 2007 -- Every culture and its institutions are the living embodiments of certain fundamental ideas about man and his place in the
November 2003 -- That Tuesday morning, like most, found me staring at my computer screen. A white rectangle of Microsoft Word stared back
I have always disliked that weird hybrid of fact and fiction known as the "docudrama." An inherently dishonest contrivance, it jumbles actua
Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead powerfully and credibly depicts how important moral integrity is in maintaining one’s personal independenc
Atlas Shrugged is structured in three major parts, each of which consists of ten chapters. The parts and chapters are named, and the....
One evening after the publication of The Fountainhead , Ayn Rand was on the phone, discussing her disappointment over early sales with....
As the prices of oil, gasoline, and natural gas have skyrocketed over the past year, many people have demanded that the government do
Ayn Rand. Her name is a kind of psychological litmus test; it inevitably provokes violent reactions of either fierce admiration or
Exactly forty years ago, this month, I was contemplating the tattered wreckage of my college career. And The Book was responsible.
Let me state my case right up front: I think action thrillers are today’s most influential and effective vehicles for imparting the values..
There is no commonly-acknowledged conservative position today, and any claim to the contrary is easy to make sport of...
It was the evening of May 13, 2004, and on PBS-TV’s Charlie Rose Show the host was chatting with actor Brad Pitt about Troy...
But for advanced lessons in this craven policy, which I hereby dub “anticipatory capitulation,” I direct American “journalists” to study...
What does it mean in practice to hold a philosophy that declares that pristine nature has intrinsic value in itself, and that regards Man...
In Atlas Shrugged, Dr. Robert Stadler finds it "outrageous" that a genius such as John Galt would have "performed a major revolution in...
Awakening on the morning of September 11, 2001, we Americans were proud, happy, and confident. We knew ourselves to be the only Superpower—
libertarianism: a primer by David Boaz - an objectivist review"There are sundry 'libertarians'," Ayn Rand wrote during the early 1970s...
Description: Pessimism is a self-fulfilling and self-defeating attitude, in one’s own life and in cultural activism. In this excerpt from a
Robert James Bidinotto, who writes about crime, environmentalism, and other topics for Reader's Digest and other publications, addressed the
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