Apollo and Dionysus

During 1972, Ayn Rand delivered a lecture at Boston’s Ford Hall Forum. In her lecture, she contrasts two major events from that summer’s news: the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Woodstock music festival. Using the symbolism and meaning of the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus, Ms. Rand outlines the fundamental conflict of our age:…

The Moral Basis of Capitalism

With Socialist ideas getting such wide coverage and with the events in London to disrupt commerce in the city, capitalism needs defending now more than ever. In this video, author and philosopher Dr. Andrew Bernstein makes a very good moral case for capitalism. The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite’s concern is…

“To All Innocent Fifth Columnists”

During 1940 or 1941, Ayn Rand wrote a hard-hitting open letter that was to be read by a conservative organization entitled To All Innocent Fifth Columinsts. In it she issued a warning to people about the scourge of collectivism that was consuming the United States in form of Fascism and Communism that would come later.…

Environmentalist Philosopher Hopes For Human Extinction

In the years following the publication of her novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand was sneered at because she had to gall to assert that collectivist enemies of reason and individualism (like environmentalists) worshiped death and hated human life. There have been many instances of environmentalists and philosophers who have supported her statement. The most recent…