Jon Hersey's Articles
Arts & Culture
The ‘Purely Musical’ Madison Cunningham
Jon Hersey January 30, 2020
Madison Cunningham, just twenty-five, already has proven herself a consummate artist with the power to fuse melody, meaning, and an eclectic blend of musical styles to create grand works that can still fairly be described as pop songs.
Arts & Culture, Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Good Living
More Gift Ideas for Fans of Ayn Rand
Jon Hersey December 19, 2019
Here are some gift ideas that I think may enrich your holidays, your relationships, and your life. Merry Christmas!
Real Fake News
Bernie Sanders and AOC Release Plan to End Thanksgiving
Jon Hersey, Keith Sanders November 21, 2019
As Americans stock up on french-fried onions and cranberry sauce, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announce the latest addition to the Green New Deal.
Arts & Culture
What If the Axis Powers Won WWII?
Jon Hersey November 8, 2019
One way to deepen one’s appreciation for the achievements of veterans is by glimpsing what the world might be like if those who fought for freedom in World War II had not won.
History, Philosophy, Reviews
The Plato Cult and Other Philosophical Follies by David Stove
Jon Hersey October 9, 2019
As Ayn Rand wrote, “To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue.” With the wit of a Mark Twain and the jaundiced eye of a Richard Mitchell, David Stove practiced this virtue diligently and thus did philosophy a tremendous service.
Education & Parenting, Politics & Rights, Science & Technology
Greta Thunberg Should Be Angry—and So Should You
Jon Hersey September 26, 2019
Not only are eco-alarmists destroying the lives of children, but they are unashamedly using them as fodder to attack human flourishing and the freedom that makes it possible.
Good Living, Philosophy
Life-Enhancing Ideas from Alex Epstein’s Human Flourishing Project
Jon Hersey September 17, 2019
Alex Epstein’s Human Flourishing Project is loaded with life-enhancing ideas. Here’s a resource to help you retain and implement them.
History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Obscure Manuscript Further Reveals John Locke’s Intellectual Honesty
Jon Hersey September 11, 2019
Locke’s intellectual honesty was the root of all of his achievements—and it’s on display in his newly uncovered “Reasons for Tolerateing Papists.”
Announcements, Ayn Rand & Objectivism
Scholarship Available to Study Objectivism
Jon Hersey September 9, 2019
If you have a degree related to philosophy, politics, or economics and would love to study Ayn Rand’s ideas in greater depth, you could win a scholarship to do so.
Arts & Culture, Philosophy
‘Awesome without Allah’: Helping Muslims Leave Islam
Jon Hersey September 5, 2019
Ditching Islam is a necessary step toward a truly human life for millions of Muslims all over the world, and Ex-Muslims of North America is helping many to take that step.
Biographies, History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights
John Locke: The Father of Liberalism
Jon Hersey August 21, 2019
Those who built America—the freest and most moral country on earth—stood on the shoulders of John Locke. We who fight for individual rights and freedom today stand on his shoulders, too.
Supporters of Freedom and Flourishing, Thank You!
Jon Hersey August 16, 2019
TOS-Con 2019 was a truly extraordinary growth experience for me, and from what I’ve heard, for many others. Thank you to all who attended and who made it possible. I look forward to seeing you at TOS-Con 2020!
Arts & Culture, History
The Man Who Electrified Music
Jon Hersey August 10, 2019
Though he never sought the spotlight nor learned to play guitar, Leo Fender’s creations, including the Telecaster, Precision Bass, and Stratocaster, opened the door for countless young players—and for a revolution in music.
Announcements, Ayn Rand & Objectivism, History, Politics & Rights
FEEcon 2019: Sprouting Optimism, Growing Liberty
Jon Hersey June 20, 2019
The intelligence, passion for ideas, and interest in moral foundations demonstrated by FEEcon speakers and attendees give lovers of liberty reason for optimism.
Good Living, Science & Technology
Deriving More Joy from One of Life’s Richest Sources
Jon Hersey June 5, 2019
Thanks to relationship scientists, we have more tools than ever to wring ever more joy from one of life’s richest sources: romantic love.