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Twitter Suspends The Account for Leonard Peikoff’s Book, “The Cause of Hitler’s Germany”

Twitter has suspended the account for Leonard Peikoff’s The Cause of Hitler’s Germany because of its book cover now violates Twitter rules. The Cause of Hitler’s Germany—previously published as part of his 1982 book The Ominous Parallels—Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand’s long-time associate, demonstrates how unreason and collectivism led the seemingly civilized German society to become a Nazi regime.   Two appeals have been made since the suspension with no response from Twitter. Apparently these two tweets are Twitter approved: Today more than ever, the interest of the Islamic Nation lies in #unity, the type of unity that creates power against enemies and… Read More »Twitter Suspends The Account for Leonard Peikoff’s Book, “The Cause of Hitler’s Germany”

Dave Rubin Should Read Ayn Rand

According to media personality, Dave Rubin, “Our Founders understood this which is why the Constitution didn’t grant us rights, it protected them. Rights are God-given, not man-given. Logic needs something eternal beneath it as [a] foundation.” Our Founders understood this which is why the Constitution didn’t grant us rights, it protected them. Rights are god given, not man given. Logic needs something eternal beneath it as foundation. This is a point @yhazony @benshapiro @DennisPrager @jordanbpeterson have made often. — Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 5, 2021 The idea that individual rights are either god-given or man-given is a false alternative. Individual… Read More »Dave Rubin Should Read Ayn Rand

A Chapter a Day of Les Misérables with Lisa Van Damme

Given the “filtering” and “canceling” by Facebook of non politically correct messages, many people have asked whether Lisa VanDamme, Founder VanDamme Academy and Read With Me, would deliver her popular day-to-day thoughts on the 365 chapters of Les Misérables outside of Facebook. Lisa has announced that: “I am delighted to share that there is now a web site for the project that will be updated every day with my commentary. You can follow along at www.LesMisSalon.com.”

Interview with Ayn Rand On Her Concept of The Ideal Man

Host James Day interviews philosopher and writer Ayn Rand, who explains her philosophy of objectivism and offers her concept of the ideal man. Rand also discusses her thoughts on rationality, love, morality, free will, and art. She describes her early determination to become a writer, and the ideas encompassed in her influential novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Taped at WNET in New York. Day at Night originally aired on public television from 1973-1974. This episode was restored by CUNY Television. (Taped: 03/29/74)    

Ayn Rand’s Sacred Tribute To New York

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.” — AYN RAND “That particular sense of sacred rapture men say they experience in contemplating nature — I’ve never received it from nature, only from. Buildings, Skyscrapers. I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need? And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pest-hole in a jungle where… Read More »Ayn Rand’s Sacred Tribute To New York

The Rules of Grammar Logically Integrated

“The basic standard of right and wrong for grammar comes down to clarity, in essence, which means reference to reality. Is this rule required by the nature of thought in order to make your relationship of concepts clear, in order to make it exact, in order to designate something specific in reality?” – LEONARD PEIKOFF, Principles of Grammar Professor Michael Berliner, who did a superb job of turning Leonard Peikoff’s Understanding Objectivism into a book has just edited Leonard Peikoff’s 1981 course, Principles of Grammar, turning it into a book. The book “offers not only an organized survey of grammatical… Read More »The Rules of Grammar Logically Integrated

Ayn Rand on The Tyranny of The “Common Good”

Ed Locke’s succinct review in Capitalism Magazine of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? brings to mind this quote by Ayn Rand from her essay, “What Is Capitalism?”: The tribal notion of “the common good” has served as the moral justification of most social systems—and of all tyrannies—in history. The degree of a society’s enslavement or freedom corresponded to the degree to which that tribal slogan was invoked or ignored. “The common good” (or “the public interest”) is an undefined and undefinable concept: there is no such entity as “the tribe” or “the public”; the tribe… Read More »Ayn Rand on The Tyranny of The “Common Good”

Reclaiming Compassion

By Stewart Wade Margolis I have heard older Objectivists like Leonard Peikoff and Harry Binswanger describe a feeling they had after first reading Atlas Shrugged. Essentially it boils down to it’s just a matter of time now. Ayn Rand has laid out her philosophy so clearly and convincingly that her ideas are bound to sweep the world. When I read Atlas Shrugged over 40 years ago, that is exactly how I felt! Since then, millions of people have read this novel and Ayn Rand’s other books. Unfortunately, the world has not been swept. On the bright side, Ayn Rand has… Read More »Reclaiming Compassion

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