The Unknown Awaits, by Bryan Larsen

The online and Kindle editions of the Fall issue of The Objective Standard have been posted. The ebook and audio versions will be posted next week, and the print edition will be mailed in mid September.

For a limited time, we are making the cover article, “How to Raise a Life-Loving Child,” accessible for free—so if you know anyone who might be interested in the essay, or if you participate in forums where it might be appreciate, be sure to share the link soon.

The contents of the Fall issue are:


From the Editor


How to Raise a Life-Loving Child
Sarah Biddle and Craig Biddle
Shows how one basic principle applies to all aspects of parenting and raising a reality-oriented, independent-thinking, life-loving child.

A Dozen Great Books for Young Children
Daniel Wahl
A stroll through some of the best children’s books in print and a few out of print. If you have young children or know anyone who does, this is a gold mine.

The Cause of the Civil War According to Confederate Leaders
Richard Shedenhelm
Examines three strong threads of evidence that the primary cause behind southern secession was the desire to maintain the institution of chattel slavery.

Interview with Amy Nasir, an Objectivist Involved in Local Politics
Craig Biddle


The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
Daniel Wahl

James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, by Lynne Cheney
Alexander Marriott

The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds, by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Daniel Wahl

The Forgotten Depression—1921: The Crash That Cured Itself, by James Grant
Michael LaFerrara


Magna Carta: English Roots of American Liberty
Carrie-Ann Biondi

Yes, Conservatives, Islam Is a Religion
Craig Biddle

The “Ayn Rand Equals Joseph Stalin” Smear
Ari Armstrong

The U.S. Treasury’s Unjust Debasement of Alexander Hamilton
Richard Salsman


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