Ayn Rand's Philosophy for Life, Liberty, and Happiness: A Three-Part Webinar
TOS Admin April 30, 2021
Craig Biddle recently worked with Learn Liberty to produce a three-part series on Ayn Rand's philosophy. Check out all three sessions here.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Good Living, Philosophy
The Book that Helped Me Find Purpose in Life
Jon Hersey April 30, 2021
At seventeen, I had no purpose or direction. By twenty three, I had a job at a Nashville studio, a beautiful wife, and a solid sense of self. I turned my life around—and I couldn't have done it without this one book.
Economics, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Wall Street (1987), by Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone
F. F. Mormanni April 29, 2021
Although fraudsters certainly exist on Wall Street, the vast majority of traders are honest, value driven, and focused on innovating and creating wealth.
Politics & Rights, Science & Technology
A Private Rail Renaissance Percolates after Fifty Years of Amtrak Failures
Thomas Walker April 28, 2021
If America wants a world-class transportation system, it needs to let private businesses take the lead without hindrance. Governments’ attempts to centrally plan how people travel have failed dramatically. The solution is not further expansion of government control.
Arts & Culture, Politics & Rights
‘Representation and Inclusion Standards’: The End of the Oscars
Andreea Mincu April 26, 2021
If the Oscars are to continue “celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking,” the Academy must scrap the preposterous idea of inclusion requirements and—as it has, historically—instruct its voting members to judge films “solely on . . . artistic and technical merits.”
Politics & Rights, Reviews
What Killed Michael Brown? by Shelby Steele
Molly Sechrest April 23, 2021
Steele clarifies key issues in the discussion on race, showing how leftists grabbed power by claiming the moral high ground, despite their abysmal disregard for those whose lives are destroyed by their policies.
Letter to the Editor: Keep the TOS Reviews Coming
TOS Admin April 20, 2021
I just wanted to send a note expressing my appreciation of the book/film/TV reviews that you publish periodically. Over the past few weeks, I have been watching Anne with an “E”, but I would never even have heard of it if not for the review published in TOS.
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity by James Valliant and Warren Fahy
Andrew Bernstein April 20, 2021
Creating Christ provides a trove of unprecedented insights about the genesis of the modern world’s most popular religion. All interested in Christianity’s provenance would do well to read this boldly original book.
OSI’s May Courses for Life, Liberty, and Happiness
Craig Biddle April 16, 2021
OSI's May Courses include "Your Supersystem for Flourishing," "Henry Hazlitt Meets Ayn Rand: Economics and Objectivism," and "Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Philosophy for Loving Life."
Economics, Politics & Rights
GameStop: The Failed Crusade against Wealth Producers
F. F. Mormanni April 16, 2021
Instead of seeking to destroy producers, traders from WallStreetBets should learn to value wealth creation and respect those who have earned their wealth through decades of hard work, innovation, and independent thinking.
Arts & Culture, History, Reviews
The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand
Timothy Sandefur April 13, 2021
Louis Menand is a writer of great gifts, whose 2000 book The Metaphysical Club is a masterpiece of intellectual history. Unfortunately, The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War fails to recapture the magic. That’s partly because despite its bulk—880 pages—it’s curiously incomplete.