Summer 2010 • Vol. 5, No. 2
Politics & Rights
Israel and America’s Flotilla Follies (and How To Avoid Them in the Future)
Considers the essentials of the recent “peace activist” effort to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the pathetic nature of Israel and America’s responses to the assault, and the principles that should have governed their responses.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism
Why Anthony Daniels Smears Ayn Rand
Examines Daniels’s recent New Criterion article “Ayn Rand: Engineer of Souls” and ponders the question, “Why, to the detriment of his own credibility, would an otherwise capable intellectual so grossly misrepresent Rand’s actual views—and do so, not at a cocktail party, but in a public forum?”
Education & Parenting
The Montessori Method: Educating Children for a Lifetime of Learning and Happiness
Zeros in on the essentials of a Montessori education, showing “its deep respect for the child’s reasoning mind and his need to develop the habit of focusing and concentrating it for sustained periods of time.”
Arts & Culture, Reviews
Review of Dae Jang Geum
Reviews the Korean television series Dae Jang Geum, whose “breathtaking cinematography, beautiful costumes, mouthwatering food, and rich soundtrack integrate with [a] profound story to create a superlative work of art.”
Science & Technology
An Interview with Philosopher of Science David Harriman
Philosopher of science David Harriman discusses his new book, The Logical Leap, in which he presents Leonard Peikoff’s theory of induction; the Falling Apple Science Institute; and the future of science and science education.
Reviews, Science & Technology
Review: The Beginnings of Western Science, by David C. Lindberg
Frederick Seiler reviews The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450, 2nd ed., by David C. Lindberg.