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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 22
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-09-06 07:40
[Published in this month's Capital Magazine—believe it or not at their instigation! They have printed every word I wrote, as I wrote it, aside from their putting my "gutless in thrall to the clueless" line inside the Mike Moore quote. I am agreeably astonished. Is the blacklist finally at an end?]
David Seymour responded. — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2014-09-18 22:42
My own bottom line — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2014-09-17 21:42
Rescind, Repeal, Reform? — by tvr on Wed, 2014-09-17 21:22
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-09-16 04:01
Greg Sandow, music critic and Juilliard teacher, cried a few months ago when he watched The Great Caruso. I cried when I read his article about it just now.
Submitted by tvr on Sat, 2014-09-13 23:19
Have a listen again to what Barack Obama had to say on Wednesday in his address that outlined his strategy to deal with the threat that was originally "The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad", which came to be known as "Al Qaeda in Iraq", and more recently "ISIL", then "ISIS", and now the "Islamic State", its latest iteration:
No worries ... — by VSD on Thu, 2014-09-18 06:35
Words Matter and Why IS Should Not Be Referred To As ISIL — by tvr on Thu, 2014-09-18 04:08
The Barbaric Precedent — by tvr on Mon, 2014-09-15 02:07
Submitted by Rory Sweeney on Sat, 2014-09-06 11:22
Last Summer I invited some old school friends back to my parents’ home in Christchurch. We swam in the heated swimming pool, relaxed in the spa, watched a movie in the home theatre, listened to music over the in-ceiling speaker system, and enjoyed many a glass of good gin.
Thanks! — by Rory Sweeney on Tue, 2014-09-09 10:05
Great post Rory — by tvr on Mon, 2014-09-08 23:15
Exceptional! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-09-07 07:24
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-08-20 20:45
Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos
August 20, 2014 -- Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative novel The Transhumanist Wager(I’ll review it soon), recently suggested in Wired that individuals be required to secure a government license before having a child. I disagree with Istvan.
Galt! — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:57
Thanks — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-24 22:00
Brahms and Blasphemy — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-08-24 04:32
Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2014-08-17 10:27
Stability over Insanity in Iraq...Yeah, Right.
Before 2003, when Saddam Hussein tyrannized Iraq with his secret police, torture chambers and death squads, many, if not most in the west, claimed that he was still the best man for the job “because he kept stability in the region”.
Here is how you "de-radicalize them" — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-09-10 02:58
Yep... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-09-07 04:03
Kyrel — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-09-06 01:21
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:25
Metropolitan Opera Grande Diva Licia Albanese will turn 101 next month. She appeared with Mario in the 1955 Warner Bros movie Serenade. In 1995 she and I were both in Philadelphia to attend the annual Mario Lanza Ball, where she performed a stellar, impromptu rendering of Star-Spangled Banner. A day prior to the Ball I recorded this interview with her. My thanks to Gregster for uploading and matching pics to audio:
Edit, August 17: Licia passed away yesterday. Her age is given here as 105, not 101. Either way, I think we can safely say she lived a life as long as it was excellent:
RIP — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-18 11:09
Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 01:22
I'm sad to hear that Robin Williams has been found dead in his home today. A suicide after a bout of depression which alcohol was unable to keep him from on this occasion.
The jihadists have taken — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2014-08-14 06:19
Children With Old Faces — by tvr on Thu, 2014-08-14 00:40
'Seems' like a better way? — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 20:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-07-12 09:14
The underwhelmingly-publicised Atlas Shrugged Part 3 has apparently been sneak-previewed in Las Vegas, and been well received.
What the hell? — by Tore on Sun, 2014-07-27 13:19
Should add though — by Tore on Sun, 2014-07-27 08:57
Peikoff — by Tore on Sat, 2014-07-26 09:07
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-07-06 08:56
The first clip here is the first movement of Brahms' rapturous Piano Concerto #1, as played by Glenn Gould and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Lenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 06:38
I love the way you put that Gregster... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 05:52
Lucky — by gregster on Mon, 2014-07-07 03:47
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!):
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46
My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:
Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57
Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2013-11-03 04:50
Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about ObamaCare
Uh: Headline in The New York Times of Thursday, October 31, 2013: “Voters’ Anger Over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run.”
Duh: Headline in The New York Times of Friday, November 1, 2013: “Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious.”
The most convincing argument — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03
Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.
Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48
"Only art that is free can be meaningful; only creativity that is free can be joyful."
Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:
Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:33
Earlier this year the US' pre-eminent school of law posted a verse of the Qur'an at the entrance of its law faculty.
The verse reads:
Terry — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:53
Religion(s) of Rest In Peace — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:52
Greg — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:00
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-11-15 05:23
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
Obama Says ISIS like "JV", Then Denies He Said It — by tvr on Tue, 2014-09-09 00:42
Obama: "We Have No Leader" — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-31 22:06
Islam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 19:38
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:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-28 21:51
I am going to keep this thread permanently blue-stickied, like Marcus's Global Warming thread, Philip Duck's UN thread, etc. It will serve as a repository for exhibits in my case that America has now become Airhead America indisputably—comprachicoed, cretinized, lobotomized, infantilized, collectivized, Slayerized, zombified, pomofied, Gramscified, Alinskyfied and generally filthified beyond recognition (from the Founding Fathers' Republic) and beyond salvation. It is not a cliff that America hovers atop; it is the abyss.
No shortage of uses for Australian taxpayers money — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2013-12-01 07:10
Competition for Clarke and Dawe — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-11-29 10:24
Matt Damon — by Shane on Sun, 2013-11-24 22:50
Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-22 06:51
Governmental tentacles can be found around every marketplace failure. This anti-Midas touch is mixed-economy government’s reliable talent.
Indeed — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-07-04 12:06
Scam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-07-04 05:00
Chris van Dijk writes — by gregster on Sat, 2014-06-28 04:54
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27
So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.
Here's my theory:
Obamagate — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-25 21:31
Issa looks good on Meet The Press — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-15 09:50
The lies summarized — by gregster on Tue, 2013-05-14 08:48
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.
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
Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18
SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots
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)
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
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.
Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16
Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12
You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
"Think for yourself" — by gregster on Sun, 2013-11-10 02:17
Shale gas is Rearden Metal — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-09-09 12:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26
SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.
In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55
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.
Rand versus Islam — by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-01 23:59
Quintessential Rand — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-12-01 20:10
Olivia — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-01 12:41
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.
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
In Praise of Objectivist Rage—(Delivered at J. Valliant Book-Signing Event, Borders, Orange, July 6, 2006)
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-07-08 06:37
28:21 minutes (4.06 MB)
I review 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-01-06 18:27
Clown Prince Valliant — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 21:11
Brings Back Memories — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 16:31
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