Last Monday, The New York Times reported that Pope Francis took time out of his busy schedule to host a conference at the Vatican where money managers and executives of the world’s largest oil companies were assembled allegedly to be urged by the Bishop of Rome to reportedly ask them if they got the message… Read More Pope Francis Browbeats Oil Executives
From Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Ellsworth Toohey explains the primary technique used by Leftists to wrestle power from the people. This line of thought is certainly the technique used by environmentalists in their attacks against fossil fuels.
This month marks the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead. The book has been translated into 29 languages and was Ayn Rand’s first major novel and first expression of her philosophy, Objectivism. To this day, The Fountainhead endures, as Ms. Rand put it, not to politics but to man’s soul and is a… Read More 75th Anniversary of “The Fountainhead”
Author and energy advocate Alex Epstein analyzes the climate change section of Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now.
Questioned by Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand explains her philosophy of objective reality and contrasts it with altruism (i.e. self-sacrifice). Environmentalism if not Leftist philosophy is all about sacrifice of the individual to the collective will (i.e. nature) or the state. Rand (rightly) rejected this explains why doing so is necessary to live.
Since the election of Donald Trump, the attitude of Ayn Rand Institute intellectuals toward the present day culture and the President has been surreal. Not only have they surrendered or downplay key aspects of Objectivism’s morality, ARI has also decided to treat certain political positions, like immigration, as intrinsic. Instead of Objectivism being a philosophy… Read More Leftist Terrorists Attack Yaron Brook and Sargon of Akkad in UK
Since March is Women’s History Month, a couple of years ago, The New Scientist published a fascinating article pointing to a number of women who contributed to the sciences during the Enlightenment. Below is a video that is similar to the article linked above. The development from Aquinas through Locke and Newton represents more than… Read More The Lost Women of Enlightenment Science
In this video, Bruno Turner shows how the contemporary Leftist hysteria of Anti-Male, Anti-White, Anti-Trump, Fat Acceptance, Virtue Signaling, and all other kinds of evil, fit into Ayn Rand’s description of hatred of the good for being the good. You’ll also see that individualism and egalitarianism are polar opposites, and the attempts in certain right… Read More Cultural Marxism vs Individualism
Jordan Peterson has done some great work on refuting and challenging postmodernism and the poliitcal Left. However, he has made criticisms of Ayn Rand and his overall philosophy is sloppy despite being a professional.
A major topic that Ayn Rand brought up and has been repeated often by Objectivists is that German philosopher Immanuel Kant is the man soley responsible for the damage done to Western philosophy. Consequently, it is assumed that Kant’s influence has resulted in the creation of terrible ideas such as Marxism and its nasty stepchild… Read More Sorry, Ayn Rand, it was David Hume, not Immanuel Kant