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“Nathaniel Branden’s Oedipus Complex” by Susan Love Brown

Brown is concerned with Branden’s memoir, Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand. “I am,” she submits, “primarily interested in the narrative

Apr 14, 2017
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Allen Mendenhall
4 Mins
Date the Atlas, Not the Shrug

Ayn Rand ruined my date last night, and here's why that's a good thing.

Mar 17, 2016
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
Toward An Objectivist Feminism

Objectivism has the potential for a dynamic relationship with feminism, which can ground, challenge, and ultimately sharpen each school’s

Feb 17, 2015
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2 Mins
CPAC, Social Conservatives: Wrong on Gays

In the wake of the Republicans' 2012 disaster at the polls, the civil war between the GOP’s various factions is in full swing. And the sex..

Mar 11, 2013
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Questions for Conservatives about Gay Marriage and Sock Drawers

Let’s start with your views concerning government. Most of you believe that government should not jail consenting adults for engaging, in...

Jul 2, 2011
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Edward Hudgins
5 Mins
Savage and Inhuman

March 18, 2005 -- Last week Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman, expressed concern that the four men who gang raped her nearly three years ago

Jun 9, 2011
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
The Unity of Mind and Body

Ayn Rand rejected the dichotomy between mind and body and correlate dichotomies such as theory vs. practice, the moral vs. the

Apr 13, 2011
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2 Mins
Public Nudity--Exposed!

January/February 2008 -- The town of Brattleboro, Vermont is a self-proclaimed avant-garde mecca. The busy downtown business district is rif

Mar 16, 2011
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Amanda Hall
9 Mins
Foucault's Sexuality

As I understand it, Foucault is one of the widely recognized creators of Postmodernism. He was influenced by Hegel and Nietzsche, and he

Feb 27, 2011
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William Dale
10 Mins
Danielle Chiesi: Immoral Victim

I have not been blogging for the last month in order to devote my full time to an historically important violation of Business Rights. Now..

Jan 25, 2011
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2 Mins
Gay Marriage

There is no established Objectivist position on gay marriage per se. However, I think Objectivism can be seen to apply to the issues at hand

Jan 25, 2011
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Chastity before Marriage

It is neither always wrong nor always right to hold off having sex until one is married. Whether it is right or wrong for you is a personal

Jan 25, 2011
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2 Mins
Dating Non-Objectivists

Is it against Objectivist principles to date non-Objectivists? Absolutely not...

Jan 25, 2011
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3 Mins
Relationships and Fidelity

Objectivism holds that honesty is one of the major virtues. In the end, one gains nothing by dishonesty; it leaves one trapped in a web of f

Sep 29, 2010
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2 Mins
Pornography

There is not to my knowledge a well-established position on pornography in Objectivism . However, here is my attempt to give an Objectivist

Sep 28, 2010
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William Thomas
2 Mins
Parental Obligations

Objectivists hold that parents are obliged to care for and raise their children. While Objectivism does not accept any unchosen obligations

Sep 28, 2010
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William Thomas
2 Mins
Polygamy

Objectivism does not have a fixed position on consensual polygamy. Note that I mean this answer to apply to polyandry (a committed relations

Sep 28, 2010
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William Thomas
3 Mins
The Lovesong of Alexander Pope

When one thinks of Enlightenment literature (other than the newly emerging novel), what comes to mind are once-vibrant forms sunk to dry

Aug 17, 2010
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6 Mins
The Rise of Eliot Spitzer

When Washington Post reporter Brooke Masters set out to write this thorough account of Eliot Spitzer’s career as attorney general of New....

May 21, 2010
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7 Mins
The Public Side of Private Love

February 14, 2003 -- Romantic love is the predominant theme in modern American culture. It's the number-one topic of popular music. Movies

Apr 4, 2010
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
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