D-Day and Enlightenment Values

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43

D-Day and Enlightenment Values
By Edward Hudgins

June 6, 2014 – My late Uncle “Boots” Van Pelt was almost killed 70 years ago. He went ashore on Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry Division on D-Day. After the initial troop landings, he was found and thought dead, but he roused as they were putting him into a body bag.

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Values

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-06-06 07:30

Right-wing conservatives promote "family values" and "traditional values" while left-wing progressives promote "multicultural" and "politically correct" ones.


Mike Massé

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-06-04 23:25

Obscure but stunning musical virtuoso:

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Proto-Objectivist Musings From The 2nd Century AD?

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Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2014-05-30 06:12

Having just finished reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, I wanted to share some quotes.

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'Bad Deeds' by Robert Bidinotto

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-05-28 23:55

Long-time Objectivist Robert Bidinotto's new thriller novel Bad Deeds was just published today on Amazon.


Islamobama does it again!

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Submitted by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-05-27 04:13

Immigration

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33

In many respects the worldwide issue of "immigration" couldn't be more simple.

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Non-Entity Philip Pettit and Today's Academic Style: Mindless, Soulless, and Lifeless

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:25

For the record, Philip Pettit's current semi-libertarian book, Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (March 2014), is utter intellectual drivel.


Comets in Our Twilight, 1: Evgeny Kissin

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-04-21 10:02

Evgeny Kissin is the only musician among his pre-eminent contemporaries not only prepared *not* to go along with Political Correctness and its capitulation to Islamofilth (for capitulation in OrgOism, see weasel-worders who talk about "Islamism" as distinct from Islam), but brave enough to challenge it openly:

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Message from Nicholas Dykes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-04-12 04:14

Staunch champion of freedom, stellar writer Nicholas Dykes has just contacted me with the following news, and asked that I share it with SOLOists:


Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2014-04-07 19:57

Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

The Atlas Society this week is offering a free Kindle download of The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win, a new, provocative book by Dr. Edward Hudgins.

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Mankind's Doomsday?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-22 00:44

Eugenic superhumans, self-aware computers, and superior space aliens are extremely unlikely to enslave or exterminate mankind. This is so, no matter how much we well deserve it!

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Wow!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-03-07 21:01

Ted takes on the RINOs:

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The Language of Liberation

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20

We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language -- even going back over 5000 years, to Sumaria and Eqypt -- seems loose and awful.


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Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-02-02 04:33

Born, February 2, 1905; died March 6, 1982.

http://www.solopassion.com/obj...


Happy Birthday, Mario Lanza!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-02-01 09:39

Born, Jan 31, 1921. Died, October 7, 1959, because of a world too stupid, small and lifeless to understand him.


Comets in Our Twilight, 2: Rachmaninoff

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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:


Airhead Americans, You Asked for It!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49

For anyone falling within the category, "human," there can have been no more repulsive spectacle recently than President Obama's State of the Union address today. It was vile on several counts:


Thoughts on the Passing of 'Solo Passion'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-12-30 20:04

They say "All good things must come to an end." C'est la vie...

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The Athenians Exulted

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-12-30 19:36

The Athenians exulted when the Persians by Aeschylus was shown in the theatre of Dionysos.


Founded in 1885

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-12-27 23:34

When the American Economic Association was formed in 1885, 23 of the fifty five members were protestant clergymen.

Tim Leonard writes, a short excerpt from his powerpoint work:


Good vs. Evil in 'Looper'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:28

The film Looper is a well-made, intricate, time-travel thriller (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, from 2012) which accidentally demonstrates how Good tends to naturally triumph


BISSELL ON DIM-PART II

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41

In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.


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BISSELL ON DIM

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28

Bissell on DIM

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The Star Spangled Banner

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:40

A beautifully harmonic rendition of the United States national anthem sung (thanks to technology) by one man choir Julien Neel, singing it as it should be sung, not as various 'performers' murder it b


Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:30

Another post, while I still can. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, one which really stirs my soul, played by Valentina Lisitsa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


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Jamie Whyte

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 20:59

My one and only blog entry on SOLO while I still can, this is perhaps more politics than philosophy, but it concerns a philosopher (ex-Cambridge University lecturer no less) who may be able to pull th


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Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25

Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
By Edward Hudgins

December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!


Merry Xmas SOLOists

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50

Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.

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Horreurs! Deux Heures du Linz!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:38

With Jeff Rense on his Internet radio show, promoting The One Tenor:

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/...

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