Summer 2019 • Vol. 14, No. 2
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From the Editor, Summer 2019
Reason, purpose, dual sovereignty, federalism, privatization of public lands, wine appreciation, and more—there’s something here for everyone! Continue »
Good Living, Philosophy
Purpose Comes from Reason, Not Religion
Craig Biddle May 21, 2019 Audio PDF
The moral question to ask yourself is not “How can I be a tool in the hands of God?”—but “How can I make my life the best, happiest life it can be?”
History, Politics & Rights
John Marshall: Dual Sovereignty, One Republic
Timothy Sandefur May 21, 2019 Audio PDF
John Marshall patiently upheld the principle of dual sovereignty and set vital legal precedents for America in her infancy.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Liberating Public Lands
Jon Hersey May 21, 2019 Audio PDF
Public lands are a drain on American citizens and a barrier to the production of life-serving values. If we want to stop wasting potential resources and, instead, use them to enrich our lives, we must privatize public lands.
Arts & Culture
John Gillis on Romantic Realism in Architecture
Stephanie Bond April 11, 2019 Audio PDF
"Architects can add much to human happiness if they actively adopt a design philosophy that projects a good, bright view of the world while holding a heroic view of people." —John Gillis
Arts & Culture, Good Living
How Wine Appreciation Can Enrich Your Life: An Interview with Adam Edmonsond
Jon Hersey April 18, 2019 Audio PDF
“Like other man-made products, wine is created to serve a specific set of purposes, and facts about the wine in relation to facts about man’s body determine whether the product can fulfill its purposes, and to what degree.” —Adam Edmonsond
Biographies, History, Science & Technology
Salk and Sabin: The Rivalry That Killed Polio
Salk and Sabin never worked together, but their combined efforts made possible a world in which almost no one suffers from polio.
Economics, Politics & Rights
How Jamie Dimon Should Have Answered Representative Katie Porter
Michael Dahlen April 17, 2019 Audio PDF
Businessmen must learn to defend themselves when they are unjustly attacked, as should anyone concerned with justice.
Science & Technology
Flying Is Safer Than Eating
Timothy Sandefur April 6, 2019 Audio PDF
We owe a debt of gratitude to the countless engineers and pilots who have managed to make air travel among the safest things human beings do.
The Hard-Won Wisdom of a Former Bigot
Jon Hersey March 28, 2019 Audio PDF
Megan Phelps-Roper was five when her parents first put a picket sign in her hands. You don't want to know what it said.
History, Philosophy, Reviews, Science & Technology
John Locke and Natural Philosophy by Peter Anstey
Jon Hersey April 26, 2019 Audio PDF
Peter Anstey reveals how John Locke’s pessimism about a science of nature began evaporating in light of Isaac Newton’s achievements.
Good Living, Reviews
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Jonathan Townley March 6, 2019 Audio PDF
If you’re interested in optimizing your life for peak flourishing, check out this invaluable resource.
Arts & Culture, History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
Timothy Sandefur April 17, 2019 Audio PDF
Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out a powerful case for cultural optimism in his book Enlightenment Now.
Good Living, Reviews
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
Jonathan Townley April 6, 2019 Audio PDF
We can all benefit from being selective when it comes to using technology.
Arts & Culture, Reviews, Science & Technology
Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Joseph Kellard May 10, 2019 Audio PDF
Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci distills this complex Renaissance man whose achievements in art and science have enriched posterity.