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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.
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Total votes: 20
Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-02 22:32
Ayn Rand's analysis of the New Left "student rebellion" in the 1970's exposed a movement by students, acting on the worst of philosophical ideas being taught in the university classroom, to introduce force as a legitimate expression of political ideas.
Walter — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:24
Thanks, Michael — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 14:30
Walter — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-09-03 18:51
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:42
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:51
Objectivist philosopher Allan Gotthelf passed away yesterday.
He was probably the most accomplished philosopher of The Generation that Knew Rand. He published extensively on Aristotle.
Time's winged chariot and all... — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2013-09-02 07:29
Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-08-29 12:25
Wise, Shayne — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 14:59
Simple Greg — by Shayne Wissler on Fri, 2013-09-13 04:42
SW — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:59
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-08-29 07:29
Megan McArdle, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/... , writing over at Bloomberg, has this thought-provoking article (well, it is to me) about why so-much acclaimed television is so dark and depressing in its content:
Rosie — by RationalMan on Wed, 2013-09-04 05:19
Saved by British manufacturing. — by Shane on Mon, 2013-09-02 23:21
Hey Rosie. I find your post — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2013-09-02 01:12
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-08-28 21:10
Government spending is out of control, and deficit spending is wild, pretty much all over our politically ignorant and depraved Welfare State world.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:42
Leaving America for Freedom, Earth for Mars
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 19:39
To shrug or not to shrug — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 16:04
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 05:59
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:20
King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare
August 27, 2013 -- Fifty years ago this week Martin Luther King led the March on Washington for black civil rights.
See my "Challenge to hi-fi" — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:42
King's Fight — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:59
King's fight — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-08-27 18:22
How to Properly Deal With the Barbarians — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-08-29 14:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:21
The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.
Glowing review of new CD — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-10 06:59
54th anniversary of Mario's death ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:27
Sam Samuelian on Amazon — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-10-06 23:56
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:12
Ours is a world of do-gooding, democratic semi-tyranny.
Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-08-25 07:47
This ID is fake — by gregster on Tue, 2013-09-10 04:53
Yid is a derogatory name — by RationalMan on Sat, 2013-09-07 05:19
Doug, you may be right — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:00
Submitted by Reason Man on Fri, 2013-08-23 19:00
MODIFYING CHRISTIANITY TO SAVE AMERICA
THE LAST LONG REPLY – WILL NOT TROUBLE YOU AFTER THIS — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-10-06 17:09
‘Challenge to hi-fi’ in this — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:56
Some Good Thinking Here — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-08-24 01:16
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 16:28
Ours is generally and predominantly an irrational, illiberal, ignorant, depraved, Dark Age culture and era.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 08:36
Recent cartoon about America's National Security Agency:
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-18 16:58
Reason Papers is online and there are lots of good articles on Rand (among other topics).
Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2013-08-16 07:59
This was posted yesterday on Facebook as the last interview (not complete though).
I can't be sure, but the information says it was 4 months before her death.
Thanks for that Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-30 09:50
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-08-13 10:13
“Manukau ward councillor Arthur Anae’s failure to obtain permission from a property owner before affixing a campaign sign to the fence is symptomatic of a criminal disregard for private property right
Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:40
Given that Objectivists have an appreciation for the role of philosophy, I thought this blog post might be of interest.
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:42
A new book edited by J. P. Moreland is out, entitled Debating Christian Theism
It looks good, alternating chapters supporting and defending Christianity.
Just read the SOLO guide... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:49
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.
Huemer — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 15:09
Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-08-06 17:41
Anarchists who identify themselves as agreeing with Objectivism's fundamentals but not its politics mistakenly think that they have a rock-solid argument for why the state must necessarily aggress, even if the monopoly government is constitutionally limited to upholding rights and is freely elected.
Crossing the logical divide... — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-14 18:08
Not so fast... — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2013-08-13 04:11
Question begging the question begging — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:20
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-08-04 18:33
As some regulars here know, a complaint that is made of today’s Objectivist movement is that it does not have much to say about certain topics, or does so only intermittently.
Objectivist Hero — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:47
Olivia — by RationalMan on Thu, 2013-08-22 06:50
Michael — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-21 10:07
Submitted by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-04 00:39
I have discovered why Key wants this legislation through — by Rosie on Wed, 2013-08-14 13:21
Public Meeting in Auckland, 19 August — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 20:52
Pathetic Response from our Prime Minister — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 02:38
Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 14:00
OK Rosie... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 09:35
Marcus — by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-11 08:36
Porn filters: 12 reasons why they won't work — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 07:58
Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 09:58
A fantastic film which I could see over and over and get more from it every time is V for Vendetta - a "Must See".
And Remember Rosie.... — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-09-03 05:50
And She Just Keeps On Digging — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-09-02 19:48
Michael — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-09-02 06:50
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-08-01 08:12
High-quality, intelligent, 13-episode, American t'v' show from 2007, available for free on Hulu.com. It involves time travel and family relationships.
Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2013-08-01 06:45
To be released on the 26th of September.
Bond and safe sex — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-08-02 18:42
I always — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-08-02 17:46
Don't take it lying down Linz — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-02 12:30
Submitted by Reason Man on Wed, 2013-07-31 09:17
The attached file is a brief study (about 7 pages) of a typical Dem-President after the New Deal.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-29 23:01
As an unapologetic dinosaur I spend a lot of time in despair over Generation Airhead—that is, just about all "people" under 30, aliens in human guise who don't read, can't speak, and shuffle around like zombies to the jungle beat of headbanging in their iPods. With what unmitigated astonishment and pleasure, then, did I take in Te Koki School of Music's (under-30s, students) presentation of Verdi's Il Corsaro on Sunday afternoon. For once, Generation Airhead's favoured accolade, "awesome," could be employed with impunity.
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