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Alyssa – a Tribute (amended)

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Mon, 2020-06-29 00:16

Alyssa – a Tribute (amended)

My warm and lasting appreciation of a true genius, Ayn Rand

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I'm seventy-seven years old, the age at which Ayn Rand died – on March 6, 1982. Six years ago, on November 24, 2013, I suffered a near-fatal stroke, a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, but was saved by the quick thinking of my wife, Rachel – who didn't panic, just got me into hospital as fast as possible – and by some brilliant modern surgery (I believe developed in the USA) carried out by Professor Stefan Zigmunt at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, assisted by neuroradiologist Dr Swarupsinh Chavda. The operation involved inserting a tiny camera and miniscule stents through my veins to seal the ruptured arteries. Professor Zigmunt did the insertion, Dr Chavda guided him to the ruptures.


Lindsay Perigo's New Kindle Book: Provocative Fun!

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43

THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT

By Lindsay Perigo

Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes

An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.

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That Tertullian quote Parille — by gregster on Fri, 2014-07-18 06:35
Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24

Alyssa—a Tribute

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Wed, 2020-06-17 23:10

Alyssa – a Tribute

My warm and lasting appreciation of a true genius, Ayn Rand

Nicholas Dykes

I'm seventy-seven years old, the age at which Ayn Rand died – on March 6, 1982. Six years ago, on November 24, 2013, I suffered a near-fatal stroke, a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, but was saved by the quick thinking of my wife, Rachel – who didn't panic, just got me into hospital as fast as possible – and by some brilliant modern surgery (I believe developed in the USA) carried out by Professor Stefan Zigmunt at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, assisted by neuroradiologist Dr Swarupsinh Chavda. The operation involved inserting a tiny camera and miniscule stents through my veins to seal the ruptured arteries. Professor Zigmunt did the insertion, Dr Chavda guided him to the ruptures.

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Don't — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-06-21 02:55
St Nicholas Is Right and Wrong — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-06-20 06:26

Out! (Updated)

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2016-06-02 21:51

Sent to Telegraph and Mail:

Sir,

The majority of the members of the EU have submitted to dictatorship in the recent past.

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Boo's never sounded so good — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2016-06-28 23:16
Nigel Farage warns the troughers.. — by gregster on Tue, 2016-06-28 15:15
Now the Eurocrats will show... — by Olivia on Mon, 2016-06-27 03:37

New books

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Sat, 2012-07-07 11:39

Hello Soloists!

Sorry to have been silent for so long. I've been busy!


William Thomas on Rights & Government

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Mon, 2008-06-02 01:50

William Thomas on Rights & Government

By Nicholas Dykes

In an article this year, William (Will) Thomas, Director of Programs at The Atlas Society (formerly The Objectivist Centre and before that The Institute for Objectivist Studies), stated that the normative basis for individual rights is social:

Recent Comments:
Will's formulation ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-06-02 08:01

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Getting Rights Right – A Reply to Robert Bidinotto

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Mon, 2007-04-16 00:17

I have been meaning for some time to respond to Robert Bidinotto’s short essay “Getting Rights Right” (SoloHQ, 17 April 2005) but other preoccupations have prevented me from doing so. I apologise for the long delay.

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any — by caroljane on Mon, 2008-05-19 04:06
Well, hell... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2007-04-16 03:02
Ross — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-04-14 07:49

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