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...

Students for Liberty Lectures

The philosophic education of mega-bright Students For Liberty kids all over the world continues. Today, via Zoom, I lectured on Hume and Kant. In three weeks, live in DC, I will speak to them regarding Hegel, Marx, the Post-Modernists, and Ayn Rand. I will give a...

The Demise of Harvard

On behalf of the Ayn Rand Institute, I lectured at Harvard University eight or nine times (I can’t remember the exact number) in the 1990s and early 2000s. The topics varied from “Rational Egoism in The Fountainhead” to “The Mind as Hero in Atlas Shrugged” to lectures...

The Education Cancer and Its Cure

Here is my talk from LevelUp Conference in Phoenix last June. In forty minutes I showed the causes of our school system’s dismal failure and briefly discussed the road to educational renaissance in America. The talk is based on my 2022 book, “Why Johnny...
Is The Left Still More Evil than Religious Conservatives?

Is The Left Still More Evil than Religious Conservatives?

In a follow-up to The Left is Vastly More Evil than Religious Conservatives, Andrew Bernstein observes that, “now that some conservatives seek to execute a woman for having an abortion, Objectivist friends of mine ask me: Do you still think that leftists are...