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… Read More Environmentalist Philosopher Hopes For Human Extinction

How Postmodernism Ultimately Leads to Nihilism

In this clip, Stephen Hicks talks about postmodernism, its nihilistic tendencies and the psychological motivation of postmodernists. He gives very good insights as to why the Left may have become violent. It isn’t just because they lost, it’s because their vision has been shattered and they want revenge against their enemies.

How Failed Marxist Predictions Led to the Postmodern Left

Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. In 2004 he wrote Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault. In this clip, he talks about what Marxism is, how it failed, and how the need for a new left movement… Read More How Failed Marxist Predictions Led to the Postmodern Left

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… Read More Why Marxism?