Jon Hersey's Articles
History, Politics & Rights, Reviews
RooseveltCare: How Social Security Is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance by Don Watkins
Jon Hersey January 24, 2018
RooseveltCare makes clear that resolving the debt crisis by ending the entitlement state is imperative both morally and practically.
History, Politics & Rights
‘It Was Time for Every Man to Stir’: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
Jon Hersey January 10, 2018
Even after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, many Americans held that the colonies would reconcile peacefully with Britain. Paine explained otherwise.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Good Living
Carrie-Ann Biondi on Ayn Rand’s Enduring Appeal
Jon Hersey December 12, 2017
In a world filled with charged rhetoric where increasing volume tends to turn people off, Biondi calmly and coherently explains key principles of Rand’s philosophy and controversies surrounding it.
Arts & Culture, Reviews
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, Seventh Edition, by William Zinsser
Jon Hersey December 6, 2017
William Zinsser’s On Writing Well is an outstanding guide for anyone who writes nonfiction. Whether you write emails or op-eds, family histories or scientific papers, reading and integrating Zinsser’s Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction is sure to prove of immense value.
Biographies, History, Politics & Rights
Wilberforce the Abolitionist: Monument to Perseverance
Jon Hersey November 25, 2017
The story of William Wilberforce is a gift to all who fight for freedom. It’s a reminder of the virtue of perseverance in righting wrongs.
Arts & Culture, Philosophy
Nobel Prize Awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro—Kindred Spirit of Balph Eubank (from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged)
Jon Hersey October 10, 2017
Ishiguro “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”—just like a villain from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
Lt. Gen. Silveria’s Stand Against Racism, and His Unfortunate Paean to “Diversity”
Jon Hersey October 3, 2017
Lt. Gen. Silveria should be commended for standing up against racism, but his claim that the solution involves “diversity” is problematic at best.
History, Philosophy, Reviews
The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, by Arthur Herman
Jon Hersey August 14, 2016
The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, by Arthur Herman; reviewed by Jon Hersey.