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Goblianity: For and Against

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:42
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A new book edited by J. P. Moreland is out, entitled Debating Christian Theism

It looks good, alternating chapters supporting and defending Christianity.

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Just read the SOLO guide... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:49

Cato Symposium on Rand - What's Living and Dead in Rand's Moral and Political Thought

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 14:34

I only recently came across this 2010 Symposium on Rand. Looks like some interesting commentary.

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Huemer — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 15:09

Air Head America ("Literally") - "Debbie" Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-17 23:12

"Despite its many problems, feminism has been a major force for political, economic, and social change for the better.


Ralph Raico Comments on Rand, Rothbard, Mises and - best of all - theBrandens

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-05-18 00:33

http://mises.org/media/7943/An...

Go to 22 minutes into.

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That would have been ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-05-18 04:33
That full interview was good Neil — by gregster on Sat, 2013-05-18 03:48

Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind - Dinesh D'Souza Debates Andrew Bernstein (2/2013)

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2013-02-18 15:43

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Doug — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-02-26 07:03
I like Christian women — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-02-26 02:29
:) — by Jules Troy on Mon, 2013-02-25 12:41

Has The ARI Gone Soft On Libertarianism?

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2013-02-18 15:16
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Touché Michael — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-02-20 03:22
Not my first foolish errand... — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2013-02-20 01:36
agreed — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-02-20 00:00

Take Me To Your Leader: Jennifer Burns on Parille, the Brandens, Valliant, and SOLO.

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-01-05 17:13
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Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-01-07 06:57
Jim Valliant, Scholar — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-01-06 17:59
That made me think, how is Brant? — by gregster on Sat, 2013-01-05 22:41

13 Books for 2013

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2013-01-01 17:10

Here are thirteen books, six old and seven new, that I'm planning on reading for 2013.

Old(er)

1. Herman Melville. Moby Dick. Like everyone else, I've always wanted to read it.


Robert Bork, RIP

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2012-12-21 01:49

I don't know a lot about the guy, but at one time he opposed the so-called Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Woahhh! — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-22 18:05
Damning piece on Bork — by Tom Burroughes on Sat, 2012-12-22 16:52
How bout — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-12-21 05:51

Lindsay Perigo Endows Chair of New Testament Studies

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2012-01-01 00:07

Lindsay Perigo claims he is against "Goblianity" and all its works. It can now be revealed that Mr. Perigo funds a chair of theology at the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City.

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Not Even Funny — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2012-01-01 15:37
Termitean effort — by gregster on Sun, 2012-01-01 00:32

Pick out the person responsible for the Tucson murders. Allegedly all are right-wingers and equally culpable to the MSM.

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2011-01-12 01:47
Jared Loughner

A. William Buckley

B. Russell Kirk

C. Robert Nisbett

D. Jared Loughner

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I think that — by Cindy on Thu, 2011-01-13 18:41
Doug — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2011-01-12 12:14
Good point — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2011-01-12 11:37

Has PARC Been Vindicated By 100 Voices?

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2010-12-24 16:50

James Valliant is unable to take part in the discussion of 100 Voices due to an unfortunate health setback.

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Gregster, Doug & Chris — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-12-25 14:07
Ha ha — by gregster on Sat, 2010-12-25 02:47
Neil — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-12-24 23:08

100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-11-20 15:05

For many years the Ayn Rand Archives (a division of the Ayn Rand Institute) interviewed numerous people who knew Ayn Rand. Excerpts from these interviews are published in 100 Voices.

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Oops, wrong word — by Ellen Stuttle on Thu, 2010-12-30 22:54
Ellen — by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2010-12-29 13:20
Chris, re Weiss — by Ellen Stuttle on Wed, 2010-12-29 09:39

Dr. Leonard Peikoff Answers My Question On Immigration

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2010-10-03 13:46

Dr. Leonard Peikoff must not have known -- or cared -- about my reputation as a Humanity-Diminisher. He recenly answered one of my questions on www.peikoff.com

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Good debate at Don't Let It Go — by gregster on Tue, 2015-09-01 03:22
Why Objectivists disagree on immigration — by gregster on Fri, 2015-08-28 06:55
A Bit More — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-08-27 04:52

The Objective Standard Reviews The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2010-09-26 16:14

Five years after it was published and a year or two since it’s been out of print, James Valliant’s The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics (PARC) finally got reviewed in The Objective Standard (TOS), the ho

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Mr. Pierson — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-10-02 12:59
Alpha Rosie — by Sam Pierson on Sat, 2010-10-02 10:55
Sam — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-10-01 07:19

Believe It or Not: David B. Hart on the New Atheism

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-09-25 13:14

I think I am very close to concluding that this whole “New Atheism” movement is only a passing fad—not the cultural watershed its purveyors imagine it to be, but simply one of those occasional and ine

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Marcus — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2010-10-05 12:43
What I mean more specifically Linz... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-10-04 09:38
Marcus — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-10-04 07:57

The Remington Rand Story, Again

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2010-03-16 14:17

It was Jim Valliant who, in The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics (2005), first brought to attention Dr. Gotthelf's research that Rand could not have taken her name from a Remington Rand typewriter.

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One detail and a question — by Ellen Stuttle on Sat, 2010-03-20 18:42
FO's Drinking — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-03-20 14:23
Valliant and the Archives — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2010-03-20 13:28

Merry Christmas!

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2009-12-24 15:14

Well it’s that time of year when our sin-rent hearts turn from the concrete bound to the rarified world of abstractions from abstractions.


Material on Ayn Rand and the New Biographies

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2009-11-07 13:14

This is a collection of links to material on Ayn Rand's life and the new biographies.

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Erika and Henry Holzer — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-11-25 22:08
David Kelley — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2017-11-24 14:44
Harry Binswanger on Rand/Hospers Break — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2017-11-24 14:30

The Silence of James Valliant's Defenders

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2009-10-03 12:50

No word yet from the following people who defended James Valliant's The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics.

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Linz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-11-02 14:02
Neil's devastating critique ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-06-06 08:06
Dan — by gregster on Wed, 2013-06-05 12:24

Happy Birthday John Calvin

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2009-07-19 11:21

July 10th was the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, one of the greatest humanity diminishers in history.

Let's look at a few gems from Calvin:


Ayn Rand and the World She Made

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2009-07-17 13:04

Folks,

This book will be released in a little more than three months. Should be the "publishing event" of the year for those interested in Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

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Wasn't her corpse already abused enough... — by Frediano on Mon, 2009-07-20 21:56
Archives — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2009-07-20 11:48
Question re the Heller book — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2009-07-20 11:00

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2009-07-02 00:58

Here is an interview with Jennifer Burns, author of the forthcoming Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right.


PARC Wars, Extended Dance ReMix

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2009-06-22 11:33

It's time to start a new thread.

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Fourth-Rate Claquery — by Robert Campbell on Tue, 2009-06-23 15:46
Gregster — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2009-06-23 11:41
Pariah — by gregster on Tue, 2009-06-23 11:37

The Silence of James Valliant's Defenders, Part 4

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2009-01-03 14:00

One of PARC's greatest hits is Jim's claim that Barbara Branden doesn't tell her readers that Allan Blumenthal (and by implication his wife Joan) left Rand (rather than the other way around).

Recent Comments:
Unreal — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2010-03-21 16:57
Brant — by James S. Valliant on Wed, 2010-02-17 21:31
"Death by Glop" — by John Donohue on Tue, 2010-01-26 01:29

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The Silence of James Valliant's Defenders, Part 3

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2009-01-03 01:08

Here is another excerpt from PARC concerning the 1967 loan.

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Linz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2009-01-03 15:14
Yeah, Neil — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-01-03 04:56
First screenbab still shonky — by William Scott Scherk on Sat, 2009-01-03 04:39

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The Silence of James Valliant's Defenders, Part 2

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2009-01-02 12:57

Since Valliant's defenders are apparently unable to respond to part 1 (about the financial statements) because they are putting in frenzied calls to their accountants to explain Jim's "fuzzy math," I'


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The Silence of James Valliant's Defenders, Part I

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2009-01-01 21:13

On a recent post I asked James Valliant’s defenders to justify his claim that Nathaniel Branden conceded in 1968 that the 1967 loan from The Objectivist to The NBI depleted most of the cash reserves

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Truth, Shmooth — by William Scott Scherk on Fri, 2009-01-02 04:08

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James Valliant on "The Exploiters and the Exploited," Part VI

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2008-12-28 16:37

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Yes, they do — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2008-12-29 12:48
Do people read this — by gregster on Mon, 2008-12-29 11:35

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The Passion of James Valliant's Criticism

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2008-12-24 21:23

Here is the final version of my critique of James Valliant's atrocious book.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9421...

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PAR, MYWAR, PARC & PJVC — by William Scott Scherk on Fri, 2008-12-26 05:50
I do declare ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2008-12-26 02:52
Jameson — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2008-12-26 02:07

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