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Music of the Gods: Happy Birthday, Mario!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-01-31 10:36

On his 94th birthday, the most beautiful tribute to Mario ever penned, by David C. Adams, included in The One Tenor:


Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 19:02

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015
By Edward Hudgins

The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is now marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 18:58

Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid
By Edward Hudgins

In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama counted on the American people being too ignorant to see that he was offering the same old failed policies and sugar-coated demagoguery.

Just how stupid does Obama assume the American people are?


Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 23:09

"What is in my heart must come out and so I write it down."

—Ludwig van Beethoven


Music of the Gods: Lindsay Perigo/Freddy Kempf Interview

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 22:34

(Note from Linz—an edited version of this interview appears in the current issue of Capital Magazine. Here is the interview in full, with the magazine's introduction.)

Recent Comments:
Great Interview! — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-01-26 17:44
Well... — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-26 03:11

The Toxicity of Environmentalism

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2015-01-23 04:37

“The Toxicity of Environmentalism” is a major critique of environmentalism that was featured as the concluding, summary essay in Jay Lehr, ed., Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns. It is now available to the general public for 99¢ as a Kindle Book on Amazon.com.


Check Their Premises

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-01-23 02:17

However great a given thinker, intellectual, or philosopher is, his thought and person must always be subject to critical scrutiny by everybody.

Recent Comments:
How this freshening process works — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-01 20:03
Actually Contributing to the Discussion — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-02-01 19:43
Hey buddy, Rick -- However — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2015-01-31 20:57

Yaron Brook Advocates Legalizing 11 Million Illegal Immigrants In The USA

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2015-01-21 01:27

Hard to follow what the President of the ARI is saying, but that seems to be the message.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/y...

Around 1:24.45.

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Not Quite — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-01-22 19:31
Brook — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2015-01-22 12:43
Zzzzzzzz — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-01-22 10:31

The 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-01-14 21:02

The French are grossly philosophically incompetent. As evidenced by recent mass rallies and magazine covers, they simply don't understand what's going on inside their country.


Unity through Diversity Equals Cultural Death

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-12 03:45

Unity through Diversity Equals Cultural Death
By Olivia Pierson

Cultural pluralism is as old as the hills – or at least as old as the Babylonian Empire on whose riverbank shores even the captive Jews were tolerated to sit and weep. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, is a 20th Century bastardization of tolerance, which the United Nations invented to socially engineer Western democracies to cope with overwhelming immigration, mostly from Third World slave-pens.

Recent Comments:
Lol — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2015-01-18 20:40
Loved it — by HWH on Sun, 2015-01-18 02:42
The US failure — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2015-01-16 07:19

Je Suis Charlie

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Submitted by Mitch on Sun, 2015-01-11 00:53

Disgraceful but entirely unsurprising efforts from the Islamofascists in Paris this week.

In large part it is heartening to see the reaction (candlelight vigils, republishing of cartoons, etc), but at the same time depressingly clear that very few people actually understand or are prepared to confront the problem.

Recent Comments:
Love and hate are — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2015-02-03 21:43
Love and Hate — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-02-02 19:04
Hatred and Change — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-01 20:19

Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-01-10 04:01

Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?
By Edward Hudgins

January 9, 2015 -- The murders of French journalists by Islamist jihadists make clear even to the dogmatically self-blinded that the values of the modern world are in mortal danger. But an underreported ray of hope came recently from Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has called for a revolution to banish violent jihad from Islam.

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You can't readily tell, which — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2015-01-12 19:39
Publicly Hate the Muslims and Try to Kill Their Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-01-12 19:25
current context war — by VSD on Mon, 2015-01-12 11:12

Mohammed's Murderous Minions

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-01-08 03:26

Savage superstitionists have just slaughtered eight journalists in Paris for the crime of making fun of their paedophile prophet. Had these sub-excreta been around in Voltaire's day, Voltaire's day no doubt would have been brutally shortened. The free-thinking French philosopher wrote of the murderous Mohammed:

Recent Comments:
Praising imaginary tolerance — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2015-02-19 05:58
No problem'o — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2015-02-11 23:23
I like where you're going there, Rick — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-02-11 19:39

Counter-Attack Islam

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-01-07 18:26

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Islam is the focus of evil in the modern world. No popular philosophy is more false and depraved. Murdering twelve innocents in Paris today is par for the course.

Recent Comments:
Silk Road — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2015-01-21 18:41
Cyber-Wars — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-01-19 21:30
Anonymous (an anti-Capitalist — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2015-01-19 07:31

Martin Anderson Remembered

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-01-07 02:58

Martin Anderson Remembered
By Edward Hudgins

Friends of freedom have lost a friend. Martin Anderson, 78, a Hoover Institution scholar and policy advisor to presidents, has passed away. Among his achievements were helping to eliminate the military draft and heading off a national ID card.


Music of the Gods: "The One Tenor" by Lindsay Perigo

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-01-02 18:05

(I wrote this review under my Amazon name "Number Six" which is apparently drawing a Google alert, which I understand is a good thing)

An Opera Singer For All Ears

By Number Six
12-31-14

This review is from - The One Tenor (Kindle Edition)

I need to state from the beginning, my understanding, affinity for, and therefore genuine appreciation of opera is very limited. I am a part of the vast majority of music listeners who are best described as an admittedly unsophisticated follower of “popular” music.


Life Without God

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-12-31 19:12

Religiosos accuse reasonists of living in a universe which is cold, barren, limited, empty, insipid, sad, bleak, amoral, immoral, licentious, lawless, irrational, and absurd.


CIS Names and Shames PC Fascists

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Submitted by administrator on Sun, 2014-12-21 07:15

From the Centre for Independent Studies, cis.org.au:

The Nannies: 2014 Nanny State Awards

The Centre for Independent Studies announces its inaugural nanny state awards, The Nannies. Highlighting the year's worst examples of imposing regulations or promoting campaigns designed to prevent people exercising the right to think for themselves.

Recent Comments:
Taxing taxis — by tvr on Fri, 2014-12-26 21:34
Didn't Expect This — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-12-23 17:58

North Korea Declares War on America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-12-18 17:35

Does America have any pride or honor or self-respect?

Recent Comments:
Hope We Don't Hurt Their Feelings! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-12-20 18:46
Maybe... — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-12-19 02:00
nope — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2014-12-18 20:13

Music of the Gods: New All-Operatic Mario Lanza CD Coming in February!

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Thu, 2014-12-18 01:58
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Unfathomably, for an artist whose film The Great Caruso inspired the careers of many leading opera singers, and whose RCA album of the name was the first operatic LP to sell a million copies, CD compilations of tenor Mario Lanza have long emphasized the lighter part of his recorded legacy.

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Well, I could scarcely wish — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-02-22 12:27
Ordered it! — by Tore on Sun, 2015-02-22 08:12
I've placed an order — by gregster on Sun, 2015-02-22 01:04

Why Catholicism Is Still Beating Objectivism's Ass ... Still, Still, Still!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-12-17 06:39

It is galling to me that some years after I pointed out why Catholicism was still beating Objectivism's ass, Objectivists still haven't gotten it. As the annual apogee of Goblianity approaches, I've been reflecting on this anew. It's the sentimentality, stoopid!

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It is galling to me that some — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2015-01-30 20:23
Speaking of the Ascent of Man — by Olivia on Thu, 2015-01-22 03:01
The Ascent of Man — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-01-06 09:17

Rand Query

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2014-12-13 22:47

Hopefully I'm not going daft, but I've always had it in my mind Atlas Shrugged had a previous working title of 'Last Man in the World' ... or something of that order?

Recent Comments:
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-12-16 17:07
Mark — by gregster on Tue, 2014-12-16 06:46
Cheers Kyrel I'd not known of — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-16 02:00

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Warren Buffett, Class Warfare, and the Exploitation Theory

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2014-12-09 00:42

WARREN BUFFETT, CLASS WARFARE, AND THE EXPLOITATION THEORY

GEORGE REISMAN

The first part of this very short book is a critique of the views expressed by the multi-billionaire Warren Buffett on the subjects of class warfare, taxation, and “The Giving Pledge.” The second part, which is a section of my book Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics, goes deeper and seeks to overturn the foundations of Buffett’s and most other people’s ideas concerning the relationship between profits and wages.


Nathaniel Branden

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2014-12-04 13:19

I read today that Nathaniel Branden has died at the age of 84. In my view, the Psychology of Self Esteem, his first book on this topic, is one of the best I have ever read.

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Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-12-13 06:42
Rand vs. Branden — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-12-12 16:54
Nathaniel Branden Worse Than Kant? — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2014-12-12 02:59

Nathaniel Branden, 1930-2014

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-12-04 07:50

A great psychologist and philosopher!

Nathaniel Branden, R.I.P.
by Brian Doherty

Recent Comments:
Woah - that Peron — by Andrew Bates on Fri, 2014-12-12 14:04
Begging to differ — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-12-09 06:36

Why Ayn Rand Wouldn't Find a Literary Agent Today: My Critique of Contemporary Literature (Oh, And JM Keynes)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-02 22:17

 

I left Lindsay’s generous blogging umbrella roughly two years ago to try and gain a profile of my own from which to maybe market a novel (still in progress). If my blog was heading for a particular place, then it’s my recent post on the state of contemporary English literature, which on the way answers why Ayn Rand most probably wouldn’t find an agent today, let alone a publisher. There are several footnotes back to SOLO.

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Appearance 2 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:17
Appearances 1 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:14
Thanks Linz, Gregster & — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 08:39

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Immigration Dictator

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-11-20 02:17

On November 20th, 2014, Lawbreaker-in-Chief Barack Obama is going to exercise profound legal power he doesn't have. He's going to assert massive governmental authority he lacks. This is the act of a criminal and tyrant. For this he should be immediately removed from office and jailed for life.

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Lol — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-11-27 03:34
A nihilist's wet dream — by gregster on Mon, 2014-11-24 10:26
Savages — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-11-22 02:12

Now Available on Kindle: "Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism"

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2014-11-11 23:31

“Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism,” which is now available for 99¢ as a Kindle Book on Amazon.com, is a demonstration of the objective superiority of Western Civilization and slap in the face of cultural relativism and political correctness.


Ayn Rand, the Novelist and Philosopher -- An Analysis by Charles Murray

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-11-06 17:11

An interesting evaluation of the thought, fiction, and person of Ayn Rand by long-time Objectivist camp-follower Charles Murray:


Scheduled Outage: Saturday, November 8th at 8PM PST

Submitted by wngreen on Wed, 2014-11-05 17:52

Our hosting company, Dreamhost, will be upgrading the operating system on the server where we host the website (Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 5:00:00 PM NZ time).


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