Summer 2010Vol. 5, No. 2

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Israel and America’s Flotilla Follies (and How To Avoid Them in the Future) (accessible for free)

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.

Why Anthony Daniels Smears Ayn Rand (accessible for free)

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?”

How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare

Offers practical advice toward preserving your access to quality health care in this new era of “change.”

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.”

A Review of the Korean Television Series Dae Jang Geum (accessible for free)

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.”

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.

Objective Moral Virtues: Principled Actions

Presents and concretizes the principles of action essential to a lifetime of happiness.

Book Reviews

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, by Susan Jacoby

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

The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, by Gregory Zuckerman

That First Season, by John Eisenberg


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