Announcements, Education & Parenting
FEE Launches Webinars and Workshops for High Schoolers
Jon Hersey October 16, 2020
FEE partners with experts and top professors to bring high-quality instruction to high schoolers across the country.
Politics & Rights
Bullies, Looters, Mobs: The Anti-American Essence of BLM
Aaron Briley October 15, 2020
BLM is an anti-American movement because at its core it is a rights-denying movement. This is the meaning behind “If this system doesn’t give us what we want, we will burn it down and replace it.”
Arts & Culture, History
Three Symphonies to Help You Triumph
Leisa Hart October 15, 2020
Finding music that conveys struggle and eventual triumph is difficult because, to depict true triumph, one has to study it intensely and perhaps experience it firsthand. But such music is a wonderful tool of inspiration and empowerment.
Carl Barney on the Ayn Rand Institute and Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle October 8, 2020
Carl Barney has laid out the facts regarding the failed rapprochement between TOS and ARI.
Updates on Courses at Objective Standard Institute
TOS Admin October 8, 2020
In 2021, Objective Standard Institute will offer new courses on entrepreneurship, literature, history, fitness, and more.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Science & Technology
Reinventing Flight: An Interview with Blake Scholl
Jon Hersey October 7, 2020
On October 7, 2020, Blake Scholl and his company Boom Supersonic unveiled XB-1, the first privately funded supersonic jet in history.
Arts & Culture, History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
Timothy Sandefur October 2, 2020
In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay explore the connections between such phenomena as “shoutdowns,” “canceling,” and identity politics on the one hand and the philosophical doctrines taught in America’s universities on the other.
Arts & Culture, Reviews
Mulan (2020) Sullies the Legacy of a Heroine
Frank Olechnowicz October 2, 2020
If you’re looking for a Disney movie that conveys life-serving virtues and values, I passionately recommend watching (or re-watching) the 1998 animated Mulan—and abstaining from the 2020 live-action remake.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Reviews
Facets of Ayn Rand: Memoirs by Mary Ann Sures and Charles Sures
Jon Hersey September 24, 2020
Pick up Facets of Ayn Rand and revel in stories about one of history’s greatest storytellers.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, History
How Travel Can Foster a Personal Renaissance
Joseph Kellard September 17, 2020
I once found it difficult to relate to the excitement travelers expressed at walking the same streets their heroes did centuries earlier. Not so after walking through cities where a hero of mine revolutionized art and science.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Education & Parenting, Good Living
Tom Brady’s First-Handed Approach to Achievement
Jon Hersey September 16, 2020
Tom Brady talks about helping his kids see the difference between trying to be the best, which is inherently comparative, and doing their own best, an ever-evolving challenge that keeps one thinking in a first-handed way.
History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights
CJ Pearson Identifies a Cause of 9/11—but Not the Fundamental Cause
Craig Biddle September 11, 2020
The fundamental cause of the atrocity on 9/11 was acceptance of faith as a means of knowledge. This cause set all of the other, derivative causes in motion.