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The Fall Issue of TOS
TOS Admin September 6, 2015
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…
The Spring Issue of TOS
TOS Admin February 21, 2015
The electronic versions of the Spring issue of The Objective Standard have been published, and all articles are accessible to subscribers. For promotional purposes, we’ve made the cover article, “Islamic Jihad and Western Faith,” accessible for free.
The Winter Issue of TOS
TOS Admin November 15, 2014
The print edition of the Winter issue of The Objective Standard is at press and will be mailed shortly; the electronic editions will be posted by November 22. The issue includes "The Equality Equivocation" by Craig Biddle, "On the Moral Use of 'Smart Drugs'" by Mitchell Feinberg, and much more.
Steve Simpson on Cronyism, Corruption, and Government Power
TOS Admin September 24, 2014
What is "cronyism?" Is it a valid term? How has this idea, sometimes called "crony capitalism," come into use? How does it influence debate? How should free market advocates view the issue of cronyism? Steve Simpson will examine these and related questions in a talk for the Hungry Minds Speaker Series on October 4 in Denver, CO.
Celebrate America’s Founding with Constitution Week NYC
TOS Admin September 10, 2014
Constitution Week NYC is hosting a celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 13 in Manhattan. The event features Shane Krauser, a former prosecutor and an adjunct professor of constitutional law; and Andrew Bernstein, who will present “The Moral and Practical Case for Second Amendment Rights."
Why Use the Word “Selfishness”?
TOS Admin August 26, 2014
In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle answers a question from Robert: "Why do you and other Objectivists advocate selfishness when that word disturbs so many people? Why not just use the word self-interest or, better yet, rational self-interest?"
Altruism vs. Second-handedness
TOS Admin August 24, 2014
"What are the relationships of and differences between altruism and second-handedness?" In answering this question, Craig Biddle clarifies the respective meaning of each concept, identifying one as a theory of morality and the other as a psychological malady, discussing their essential differences and similarities, and contrasting these concepts and relationships with those of egoism and first-handedness or independent thinking.
Letters to the Editor, Fall 2014
TOS Admin August 20, 2014
Regarding “Getting Lincoln Right” To the Editor: I would like to congratulate Alexander Marriott on his well-written and illuminating article “Getting Lincoln Right” [TOS Summer 2014]. Mr. Marriott eloquently addresses the most common moral and historical fallacies that are used to smear the legacy of a man who, in my…
Politics & Rights
Obstacles to a Foreign Policy of Self-Defense for America
TOS Admin June 21, 2014
Americans have been awash in a tsunami of anti-rights philosophy for more than 100 years, and the tsunami has taken its toll. Americans no longer have the conviction that we have rights and thus no longer have the conviction that the government must protect our rights. . . . Fortunately, we have a solution to this problem. . . .
The Objective Standard is Hiring a Part-Time Social Media Specialist
TOS Admin June 7, 2014
TOS is looking for a part-time Social Media Specialist to join our team and help advance the principles of Objectivism. This person will: Work closely with TOS’s writers and staff to produce and post content to TOS Blog and TOS’s social media properties; Create, purchase, and manipulate images for use on TOS’s website and social media properties; and the like.
Summer Issue of The Objective Standard
TOS Admin May 17, 2014
The print edition of the Summer issue of The Objective Standard is at press and will be mailed shortly. The electronic versions—including online (html), ebook, audio, and Kindle—will be posted on May 20. The issue features "Getting Lincoln Right," by Alexander V. Marriott, "Purpose, Value Hierarchies, and Happiness," by Craig Biddle; and more.
Announcement About TOS Blog Schedule
TOS Admin February 19, 2014
During the next two weeks, while we are completing and launching the new TOS website, posting on TOS Blog will be extremely light. We will resume our regular (and soon enhanced) blogging schedule in March. In the meantime, please enjoy our many timeless articles and posts.
The Spring Issue of The Objective Standard
TOS Admin February 17, 2014
The print edition of the Spring issue of The Objective Standard goes to press today and will be mailed shortly. The contents of the Spring issue include "A Peek at Thinking in Principles: The Science of Selfishness," by Craig Biddle; and "Aristotle Versus Religion," by Andrew Bernstein.