The Spring 2012 Issue of TOSThe online edition of the Spring issue of TOS has been posted to our website; the print edition will be mailed in the first week of April; and the e-book and audio versions will be accessible to subscribers beginning March 25 and 30 respectively.

The contents of the Spring issue are:


In Memory of John David Lewis
Craig Biddle

Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice
Craig Biddle
Surveys the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and politics of these two creeds, showing, at each level, that only one of them corresponds to observable reality.

Objectivism vs. Kantianism in The Fountainhead
Andrew Bernstein
Examines these opposing philosophies in the story, characters, and theme of Ayn Rand’s great novel.

Interview with Boaz Arad on the Israeli Freedom Movement
Boaz Arad, a founder of and spokesman for the Israeli Freedom Movement, discusses the inception, activities, allies, and successes of the Israeli equivalent of the Tea Party movement.

Interview with Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke on The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason
Drs. Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke discuss their new book The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason, covering ground from how altruism destroys relationships, to why people settle for less-than-ideal partners, to how to ask your lover to experiment sexually.


Eames: The Architect and the Painter, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
Reviewed by Earl Parson


The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis by Robert R. Reilly
Reviewed by Burgess Laughlin

The 7 Principles of Zionism: A Values-Based Approach to Israel Advocacy by Dan Illouz
Reviewed by Gideon Reich

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter
Reviewed by Joshua Lipana

Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962 by Frank Dikötter
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand’s Philosophy Changes Everything About Economics by M. Northrup Buechner
Reviewed by Richard M. Salsman

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

If I Die in the Service of Science: The Dramatic Stories of Medical Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves by Jon Franklin and John Sutherland, MD
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives by Jim Sheeler
Reviewed by Joseph Kellard


From the Editor

Letters and Replies

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