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.


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.

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An education revolution — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2017-11-26 16:36
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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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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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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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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.


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.


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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chapter 3 analysis (does — by Elliot Temple on Sun, 2018-04-01 20:58
chapter 2: — by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-12-13 23:54
I posted the rest of chapter — by Elliot Temple on Fri, 2017-12-08 03:06

Red Pill Links

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Mon, 2017-10-23 16:36

Here are some red pill links. Anyone interested?

https://web.archive.org/web/20...


Anna Netrebko Graces Auckland

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-23 00:09

The night before last, we went to the best concert of our lives so far.  The glorious Russian soprano, Anna Netrebko - deservedly the toast of Europe’s classical world - sang us some ravishing opera highlights. She was accompanied by her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, the star baritone Elchin Avazov and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. What a night!  What a programme!

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Defintely would have expired! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:34
A taste! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:54
Linzus Whopper Flopperus! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:15

R.I.P. New Zealand? ("Please keep New Zealand in your thoughts and prayers.")

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 18:17
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#MOGA! RE: SECESSION! Catalonia vs California

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Submitted by Bruno T on Fri, 2017-10-20 14:59

From Youtube:

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Media . . . . — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-10-29 14:32
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Seccession — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:55

The Spiritual Experience

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-19 18:59

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

When Aristotle, the ancient Athenian philosopher, devised his systems of logic and metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality), he taught that all entities, be they animal, vegetable or mineral, had a distinct identity or nature (essence) and could only ever be or act according to that nature. This became the famous Law of Identity: a thing is itself, formulaically symbolised as ‘A is A’.

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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.


Objectivists sanctioning Libertarianism?

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sat, 2017-10-14 20:01
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Ann Coulter — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-10-15 23:26
So I think we're either — by JustinCEO on Sun, 2017-10-15 20:09

IQ

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Thu, 2017-10-12 18:27

This is a reply to Ed Powell writing about IQ.

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1000 Ayn Rands Could Assimilate 30 Million Mexicans

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-11 05:57

I read Ed Powell's 69 page immigration article. Great work! Thanks for writing it.


The Immigration Divide and Who You Read

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 18:33

I find a lot of the difference among atheists, on whether they like Trump and are good on immigration, is the following:

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Meanwhile ARI doesn't want to — by JustinCEO on Wed, 2017-10-11 02:18

The Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-10 17:16

To all those who are current or recent members of The Harry Binswanger Letter, I'm curious: Who are their best thinkers? What are their strongest topics?

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Banned from Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 01:01

I saw Lindsay's great post about MOGA – Make Objectivism Great Again!

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"ACLU Now Against First Amendment..."

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-10-05 20:50

Ayn Rand, 1963: There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule—executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses—the nationaliz


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Review: Leo Hohmann's "Stealth Invasion"

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Thu, 2017-10-05 00:04

Below is a link to my review of an excellent book that deserves a wide readership.

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#MOGA! Objectivists for SECESSION?

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Submitted by Bruno T on Wed, 2017-10-04 23:17

From Youtube:

Catalonian SECESSION! Tribalism? Economics?
And police FORCE! What about the No-Go Zones?

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An Intellectual Debt Owed to Cicero (via America)

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-10-04 00:32

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

The profound ignorance of philosophical and historical matters in modern politics today depresses me beyond words.

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Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-05 08:26

Dr. Michael Hurd: "Is America Already in a Civil War?"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 02:10

On "The Sounds of Silence" in the Presence of Evil, or, "Inside the Criminal Mind"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 01:44

The question has been asked, on this forum, why so many Objectivists stay silent when they should be speaking up against evil. I've had that question in mind for some time now, myself.

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Sure — by Tore on Tue, 2017-10-10 15:04
Key — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:00
The Matter of Choice — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 21:17

The Answer to Mass Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-02 17:30

Every time there's a mass shooting in Western Civilization -- such as last night's horrific Las Vegas Massacre -- the almost instant and overwhelming reaction by the intelligentsia and masses is: We n

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