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The Daily Servant of Power

Today’s servant of power is:

Ayn Rand

One doesn’t even have to read Ayn Rand’s work – only get a synopsis of what it’s about – to know it doesn’t make any sense. 145 more words

Political Science

Happy Veteran's Day!

On this Veterans Day, I echo the sentiments made by Ayn Rand in her speech to West Point military academy in 1976. She praised the glorious tradition of the American military in defense of our country and what it stands for. 7 more words

The book! Part Three: Selfishness

Selfish is a plain word that is easily understood. Well one would easily think so! Thus, one might grant, so too would the word selfishness be easily understood. 1,829 more words

People

Make God Believe in You

I had a dream: an angel said,

“Child, you are strong.”

He cautioned me with sober eyes,

“I won’t stay very long.

 

“I just came to tell you, 304 more words

Philosophy

Australia and "illegal" logging in Papua New Guinea

When making the case for the things they do, ideologues oft times like to espouse a kind of package deal in an attempt to obliterate a legitimate term. 508 more words

Robert Sheppard: Objectivism and John Seed: Reznikoff, Shelley and the Peterloo Massacre

A very interesting (and hefty!) post on Objectivist poetic practice in England, here John Seed’s poem on The Peterloo Massacre composed from tesserae of existing documents. Read it here.

The Brouillon

A Rejection of Cultural Relativism In Favour of Subjectivism

Before discussing cultural relativism and subjectivism I will briefly outline moral realism. Moral realism is a view which requires the satisfaction of three criteria:

  1. Cognitivism…
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Reflections