Good Living, Philosophy
Reach the Heights You Dream Of
Jon Hersey May 28, 2021
Each of us is capable of reaching the heights we dream of, if only we learn to respect our own mind and values, to take them seriously, and to stand true to the principles that sanction and encourage it. Sadly, most never get a firm grasp of such principles. . .
Ayn Rand's Philosophy for Life, Liberty, and Happiness: A Three-Part Webinar
TOS Admin April 30, 2021
Craig Biddle recently worked with Learn Liberty to produce a three-part series on Ayn Rand's philosophy. Check out all three sessions here.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Good Living, Philosophy
The Book that Helped Me Find Purpose in Life
Jon Hersey April 30, 2021
At seventeen, I had no purpose or direction. By twenty three, I had a job at a Nashville studio, a beautiful wife, and a solid sense of self. I turned my life around—and I couldn't have done it without this one book.
Common Sense for Objectivists: Five Reasons for Fans of Ayn Rand to Study Thomas Reid
Jon Hersey February 26, 2021
Thomas Reid is not only an excellent foil against which to compare and better understand Ayn Rand’s views, his fierce wit, clear exposition of philosophic problems, and insightful solutions make him a thinker worth reading in his own right.
History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Freedom: An Unruly History by Annelien de Dijn
Timothy Sandefur January 14, 2021
Far from a history of liberty, de Dijn’s book is a conscious effort to undermine that concept and to substitute in its place what she calls a “democratic conception of freedom,” which, in principle, amounts to collective control over every aspect of individual behavior.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Ex-Muslims on the Front Lines in the Battle for Civil Society
Faith Quintero November 19, 2020
Ex-Muslims play a critical role in challenging the evil belief system that is Islam. Help them in the fight to protect free speech and civil society by supporting their work however you can.
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.
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.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry by Taleeb Starkes
Andrew Bernstein August 6, 2020
Black Lies Matter is a courageous, honest, and accurate exposé of Black Lives Matter—and of the Race Grievance Industry more broadly—and it deserves the attention of anyone who genuinely cares about black lives and civil society.