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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
Freedom Isn't Free

The Atlas Society has been fighting for liberty for over three decades, persevering against many challenges –– 9/11, the Great Recession, hurricanes, floods and fires.

Apr 27, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Response by Kevin Hill

On the political side, I have always maintained that we must look both at what Nietzsche’s political

Mar 8, 2020
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Kevin Schooler
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The Legacy of Totalitarianism: An Interview with Alfred Kentigern Siewers

Editor’s Note: Alfred Kentigern Siewers is associate professor of English at Bucknell University and 2018–2019 William E. Simon visiting

Feb 17, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
9 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
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
Why Inequality Should Not Be an Object of Social Policy

Academics, the media, and Democratic politicians, like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have suggested that reducing inequality should be a central objective of public policy.

Oct 8, 2018
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John O. McGinnis
6 Mins
What Is “Neoliberalism” Anyway?

The term “neoliberalism” is being flung around everywhere these days, usually with a haughty sense of “everyone knows what this is.” But do

May 22, 2017
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Jeffrey Tucker
10 Mins
The Objective Values in Magna Carta

Why should American Objectivists celebrate this medieval document? What does it say that is relevant to us? Can history and tradition be

Sep 15, 2015
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Alexander R. Cohen
1 min
Postmodernism in the classroom

Postmodernism became the leading intellectual movement in the late twentieth century. It has replaced modernism, the philosophy of the

Mar 23, 2015
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The Atlas Society
3 Mins
The Intrinsic, the Subjective, and the Objective (Part 1)

At our 2001 Summer Seminar Dr. David Ross offered this engaging overview of one of Ayn Rand's most important contributions to philosophy....

Mar 11, 2015
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David Ross
2 Mins
The Intrinsic, the Subjective, and the Objective (Part 2)

At our 2001 Summer Seminar Dr. David Ross offered this engaging overview of one of Ayn Rand 's most important contributions to philosophy...

Mar 11, 2015
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David Ross
2 Mins
Aphorisms and Philosophy

Atlas Summit 2014 -- Aphorisms are philosophical statements with a punch: they deliver a statement about life, often in amusing or easy-to-r

Sep 30, 2014
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2 Mins
Ayn Rand on the difference between Objectivism and Nietzsche's Philosophy

Ayn Rand answers questions from students about the difference between Objectivism and Nietzscheism.

Jul 25, 2014
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2 Mins
The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

It is very difficult, if one does not read extensively in seventeenth and eighteenth century thought, to understand quite how speculative

Nov 18, 2011
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Alan Charles Kors
10 Mins
Myth: Ayn Rand Wasn't a Serious Philosopher

On August 2nd, 2009, The New York Times profiled BB&T’s John Allison , who put Ayn Rand’s principles to work at that bank when he was CEO...

May 2, 2011
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William Thomas
Sidebar: Postmodern Fallacies

Postmodern scholars assert the following contradictory claims....

Mar 23, 2011
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2 Mins
Book Reviews: Verily Verily, Verily, Verily, Life is Not a Dream

The fundamental nature of truth was explained by Aristotle in Book IV of his Metaphysics, decisively and unforgettably, in words that are at

Mar 21, 2011
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8 Mins
Book Review: A Young Person's Guide to Aristotle

While our bookstores and school library shelves are filled with biographies for young readers on sports heroes and politically correct

Mar 15, 2011
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Jack Criss
2 Mins
Nietzsche and the Jews, Judaism, and Anti-Semitism

I would like to begin by pointing out certain facts about Nietzsche’s life. While Nietzsche made a few general statements in support of.....

Mar 8, 2011
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Michal Fram Cohen
5 Mins
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