“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.…

“The Only Path To Tomorrow”

During January 1944, Ayn Rand wrote a short, but powerful essay that was published in Reader’s Digest entitled The Only Path To Tomorrow. In it she laid out the choice the free world had when it came to confronting the threat of Communism. Today, that threat is from it’s offshoot cousin the totalitarian Left. The…

Why Marxism?

I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since today is the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives…

Ayn Rand on How to Rule Mankind

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.

75th Anniversary of “The Fountainhead”

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…

Objectivism vs. Altruism

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.