Spring 2008 • Vo. 3, No. 1
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From the Editor, Spring 2008
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Politics & Rights
Immigration and Individual Rights
Craig Biddle February 20, 2008 PDF
Zeros in on the basic principle of America and demonstrates that this principle mandates a policy of open immigration, debunks several common arguments for prohibiting or limiting immigration, shows why all such arguments are necessarily invalid, and indicates what Americans must do if we are to reestablish and maintain the kind of moral, rights-respecting immigration policy that was advocated by the Founders.
Science & Technology
Darwin and the Discovery of Evolution
Keith Lockitch February 20, 2008 PDF
Surveys Darwin’s education, work experience, expeditions, and inquiries; examines his observation-based, hands-on approach to gathering data from which to draw conclusions; and highlights the objectivity and truth of his consequent theory of evolution.
Philosophy, Science & Technology
Isaac Newton: Discoverer of Universal Laws
David Harriman February 20, 2008 PDF
Examines key aspects of Newton’s discoveries, shows how he embraced and employed the scientific context established by giants who came before him (such as Galileo and Kepler), and indicates how he rose to even greater heights of explanation through a breathtaking unity of observation, experimentation, conceptual expansion, concept formation, generalization, induction.
Arts & Culture
Caspar David Friedrich and Visual Romanticism
Tore Boeckmann February 20, 2008 PDF
Examines four paintings by Friedrich (plus one by Theodor Kittelsen), analyzes them by means of a new concept Mr. Boeckmann calls design-theme, and integrates them under the concept of “visual romanticism,” thus going a distance toward objectively defining that school. (The article is accompanied by five color images of the paintings discussed.)
Arts & Culture
The Exalted Heroism of Alistair MacLean's Novels
Andrew Bernstein February 20, 2008 PDF
Surveys MacLean’s major works (including The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare); indicates their value to readers who love men of intelligence, ability, and courage; and incites a keyboard stampede to Amazon.com for the used copies of MacLean’s books, which are tragically out of print.
Letters and Replies, Spring 2008
Andrew Bernstein, Lisa VanDamme February 20, 2008
Andrew Bernstein answers a letter about Atlas Shrugged, and Lisa VanDamme answers a letter about hierarchy in education.