“Race Blind” Individualism is the Solution to Antisemitism

“Race Blind” Individualism is the Solution to Antisemitism

Jew hatred is the form of racism that never dies. This is because it sits at the intersection of collectivism and envy. If we see society in terms of groups, not individuals, and if we envy those who work hard to achieve education and career success, then Jew hatred...
Great Islamic Thinkers Versus Islam

Great Islamic Thinkers Versus Islam

In a year or two, I will publish a collection of my essays. This one, “Great Islamic Thinkers Versus Islam,” will definitely be included. It was published in the Winter 2012 issue of “The Objective Standard” and it describes the achievements of...
1915

1915

The Turks butchered between 1.0 and 1.5 million innocent Armenian civilians and, to this day, 109 years later, deny culpability. The Armenian Genocide was real and horrific. We must 1. Never forget and 2. embrace and promulgate the principle of inalienable individual...
King Lear

King Lear

I returned to my favorite field—Literature—to re-read Shakespeare’s exquisitely brutal tragedy, “King Lear”. Two purposes here. One is an end in itself—to savor a great work of literary art. The other is that in the next year or so I intend to write...
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

To me, the most versatile and the most underrated actress in film. Not the most beautiful actress in her day—Hedy Lamarr and Rita Hayworth were. And perhaps in some roles Katherine Hepburn and Bette Davis were superior. And nobody was as radiant as Ingrid Bergman. But...
Capitalism Unbound Now in Hebrew

Capitalism Unbound Now in Hebrew

My book, “Capitalism Unbound”, has been translated into Hebrew and will be published in Israel. It presents a succinct and powerful case for capitalism. This book has been translated into Spanish and published in Guatemala—and into Bulgarian and published in...
Happy Rand’s Day

Happy Rand’s Day

Happy Rand’s Day! It is the 119th anniversary of the birth of Ayn Rand, the greatest novelist in world literature, the second most outstanding philosopher after Aristotle, and the leading modern figure in the fight for a culture of reason and a politics of...

Evil: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Iniquity

It is a new year. It is finally time for me to turn to the project I have long promised: to write a book on the nature of evil. Given the catastrophic destruction wrought by evil men both historically and currently, it is astonishing how little has been written on...