A Bland Brahms, Vibrant Wagner ... and Sensational Sibelius

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-11-14 01:43

Brahms's Third Symphony is his shortest and quietest. In the hands of Maestro Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Fowler Centre on Friday night it was altogether too quiet in this reviewer's humble opinion.


Dick Morris

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Mon, 2017-11-13 12:56

I'm a bit of a lurker on SOLO, in fact I haven't posted anything of my own for nearly four years.


President Trump - One Year In

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-11-09 05:38

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

When Trump took office at the beginning of this year, there were five main agendas that I considered monumentally important in judging the strength of his efficacy as Leader of the Free World:

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Good enough? — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-11-14 05:43

"Antifa is from Mars, Holst is from Venus"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:28

This past Saturday (November 4th, 2017) was supposed to have been the rise of Antifa's "relentess civil war", and we were promised demonstrations and disruption, from city to city.

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At Communist Centenary Many Americans Still Believe in Collectivism

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2017-11-08 06:20

My latest:

At communist centenary, many Americans still believe in collectivism
By Edward Hudgins
November 7, 2017

November 7 marks a century since the founding of one of the most murderous tyrannies in human history. Russia's communist empire was an appalling failure in every way, yet we often see the hammer and sickle, the symbol of the Soviet Union, carried on college campuses and at protests around the country. Communism still holds sway among a significant part of the U.S. population.


Rach Packs 'Em In!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 02:43

Wellingtonians fair flocked to the Fowler Friday night to hear the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in an all-Rachmaninoff programme. They left more rapt with Rach than ever.


NZSO Revives Berlioz, Literally

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-18 22:15
Berlioz-revived

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra kept a secret from us in the lead-up to Friday night's concert at the Michael Fowler Center.


#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Sat, 2017-09-09 15:24

Ladies and Gents, here it is! The long awaited interview has hit Youtube. From the video's description:

"Dinky little savages": that's what Ayn Rand called them...

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Britain is run by traitors — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 11:19
Love it! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-16 06:41

#MOGA! Open Letter to Objectivists—Make Objectivism Great Again! Repudiate Obleftivism!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-02-06 02:44

[This is an expanded version of the opening statement I had prepared for my aborted debate with Yaron Brook on Amy Peikoff's BlogTalkRadio show, "Don't Let It Go." I withdrew from the debate when I realised I could not in all conscience comply with her last-minute request that I refrain from making "sweeping statements" critical of Yaron. Warning: the following contains a number of sweeping statements critical of Yaron.]

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Someone else who gets it .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-11-07 06:02
To repeat myself ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-01 08:27

Make Western Civilisation Great Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-12-29 04:25

Undeniably, the biggest events of 2016, seismic in their enormity, were Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Because of those two events, for the first time in eight years we could say that Western Civilisation had rallied to mount a rearguard action against The Anti-West, aka Islamo-Marxism, aka The Filth. The latter were in pouting, infantile retreat, alternately sullen and hysterical, unable to comprehend that the seeming hegemony of their loathsome, totalitarian world view was not invincible after all.

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"Sci. proves kids bad for Earth. Morality suggests stop having." — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:08
At communist centenary, many Americans still believe in collecti — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2017-11-08 04:37

NZ on Screen: New Linz Profile (with very old pic: hair warning!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-21 07:20

https://www.nzonscreen.com/per...

... In the 1989 Post profile Perigo expressed concerns about the depth of debate he was able to elicit on television: "we’ve become a sort of society where people don't analyse an argument: they attach brandnames to people who proffer arguments and think that they’ve dealt with the argument that way". In 1993 he infamously abandoned the medium, claiming that TVNZ news and current affairs was "braindead", and that stories of celebrities and trapped cats had superseded politics.

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More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40
Andrew — by Richard G McGrath on Fri, 2017-06-23 02:44

New Permanent Thread: To Iran with The Filth!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-06-11 06:34

This thread will be permanently blue-stickied, like the Global Warming thread, and should be treated as a resource both to mete out a modicum of virtual justice to The Filth and to afford an outlet for decent human beings to relieve some of their frustration at the prevalence of said Filth.

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To Iran with 44% of Moronnials! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-11-04 05:51
Bravo! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-11-03 08:20
Savages bribed to play nice — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-10-31 15:06

Mario, Mark and Johannes—Glory Lives!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-03-31 08:43

Australian tenor Mark Vincent, who won the Australia's Got Talent competition at the age of 15, has just released a CD called A Tribute to Mario Lanza, the latest in a long line of tenors to do so.

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The Release Of ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-04-14 06:39
The Making Of .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-04-13 08:43

High-Quality Videos

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life.

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Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-19 05:48
On the Weinstein Scandal... — by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-12 03:14
Man's yearning for Romanticism ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-11 06:33

Yaron Brook and Amy Peikoff Discuss Immigration Without Linz

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Submitted by edpowell on Thu, 2017-03-23 22:15

This is a complete transcript of the discussion between Amy and Yaron about immigration that occurred on Feb 10, 2017 in lieu of the promised debate between Linz and Brook. Brook himself is such a weasel and shifts his position on this issue over and over again depending on the circumstances and audience that I thought it was valuable for a complete record of his remarks be made and made public so that appropriate analysis and criticism can be made of them without actually having to repeatedly listen over and over to the audio recording, which is mind-numbingly painful to listen to.

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Evasion? "Asleep at the wheel?" — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 17:50
Mark — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:11
Kyrel, — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-09-19 04:11

President Donald Trump

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2017-01-20 19:01

Obama is out and the rebuilding begins!

We all have our favorite moments in the inaugural speech. What are yours?

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Freedom Leading to Wealth — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 19:47
3% GDP Growth last quarter ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-29 09:10
Trump Strikes Back — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-15 01:12

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Jeff Rense writes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-25 08:31
Greg — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-07-22 09:43
Neil — by gregster on Fri, 2016-07-22 06:23

Book recommendations

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Submitted by Tore on Mon, 2016-02-15 19:02

This is a thread where I want to see everyone (that is, the four other people posting on this site) recommend books.

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Zoltan — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
Zoltan and transhumanism — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-10-17 02:41

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Music of the God Tchaik — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-15 05:24
Wonderful! — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-16 10:24
Music of the God Felix — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 07:30

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

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NOAA Scientists Falsify Data to Dupe World Leaders on Climate — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:56
Anti-EPA attorney to head the EPA — by gregster on Thu, 2016-12-08 04:29
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40
Reprised ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-04 12:00

How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

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Yes But — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-04-24 21:09
Focus on Ideas -- Not the People Expressing Them — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-23 14:25
Ky is correct — by edpowell on Fri, 2017-04-21 03:46

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My Review of Lindsay's Amazing Book

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43

I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:


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

Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47

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The UN—Where Good and Evil Stand as Equals [Was: Dollars for Despots]

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Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots

Philip Duck
January 20, 2010

Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)

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UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17

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The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45

Intro to 'Total Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05

Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):

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Tore — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-15 22:33
i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05

KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

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Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
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precious memories.jpg

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Fri, 2017-11-10 20:43
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David Kelley On Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-11-08 16:02

"DK: I met Rand through Leonard Peikoff. After grad school I moved to NYC and gradually got to know the people surrounding her.


The Universe According to Hegel

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 22:55

In Science of Logic, 1812-16, Georg Hegel wrote:

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Goobledygoop — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:27
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:11
Intellectual Gibberish — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 01:49

Excellent Don Brash Speech to 'Liberty and Beyond' Conference, Auckland, October 21, 2017

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2017-11-04 03:50

[Speech by former Governor of the Reserve Bank, former National and ACT leader Don Brash. Reproduced with Don's permission—Linz]

IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER THREAT IN NEW ZEALAND?

I’m honoured to be the first speaker at this all-day conference on liberty.

I should perhaps begin by saying that I will disappoint the strict libertarians.


Full Essay: Yaron Brook's Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 20:17

In Which Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!

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Ayn Rand — by Brant Gaede on Tue, 2017-11-14 03:40
Thanks Everyone.... — by Grant Jones on Tue, 2017-11-07 19:11
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Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 18:58

My response to Brook's answer to the question of patriotism.

https://militaryreviews.blogsp...

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NZ Herald Oozes anti-Trump Psychobabble

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-11-01 02:21

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

I try not to read the NZ Herald. This national news outlet’s level of journalism is just too left of low to be borne. But sometimes Facebook shoves things in one’s face via its newsfeed which serve as timely reminders as to why one doesn’t indulge.

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Crooked Billary — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 13:14
Heh heh... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-11-06 02:47
A Joke You Won't Find in The Herald — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-11-05 05:20

Muslims in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-31 23:01

The vast majority of Muslims in America evidently support the social ideals of jihad (i.e. war) and sharia (i.e.


Today's World War

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 04:24

The great philosophical battle today -– in our post-French Revolution, post-Age of Enlightenment era -– is essentially that of the post-modernists vs. the pre-modernists, or else the progressives vs.


Atlas Shrugged Close Reading Part 1

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-25 01:00

This is a close reading of the beginning of Atlas Shrugged. I've found that every sentence is there for a reason. This contains spoilers for later chapters.

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Titled" — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2017-10-30 23:55
I want ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 07:19
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