Fall 2012Vol. 7, No. 3

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Features

Ayn Rand: America’s Comeback Philosopher

Highlights the essential principles of Rand’s philosophy; compares them to the essentials of the predominant philosophies of the day, religion and subjectivism; relates each to the American ideal of individual rights and liberty; and shows why, if America is to make a comeback, Americans must embrace Rand’s ideas.

Religion Versus Morality

Surveys the history and tenets of religion and shows that religion, in every essential respect, is utterly at odds with the requirements of a rational, practical, life-serving morality.

The Role of Religion in the Scientific Revolution

Takes to task claims that religion was somehow responsible for the profound scientific advancements that animated the 16th and 17th centuries, and shows that the cause of these advancements was not religion or faith but the partial freeing of the mind from religious restrictions and the consequent use of observation and logic.

Curt Levey on the Supreme Court and the Presidential Race

Mr. Levey discusses the U.S. presidential race and potential appointments to the Supreme Court.

Robert Zubrin on the Scourge of Antihumanism

Mr. Zubrin discusses the history and scourge of antihumanism.

Book Reviews

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope by John Allison

Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism by Robert Zubrin

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin

The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu

Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul by Gary Weiss

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay

Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre

Lunch Break by Quent Cordair

From TOS Blog

Political “Left” and “Right” Properly Defined

Romney-Ryan 2012—Ayn Rand Forever

Further Thoughts on Why Objectivists Should Actively Campaign for Romney-Ryan

Principle vs. Pragmatism in Supporting Romney-Ryan

Paul Ryan Rejects Ayn Rand’s Ideas—In Word and Deed

Romney Addresses Entitlement Mentality, Misses Fundamental

“You Didn’t Build That”—Obama’s Ode to Envy

Islamists Celebrate 9/11 by Murdering More Americans; U.S. Embassy Demands “Respect” for Islam

Blame Not American Speech But Islamist Acts of War

LA Times Writer Calls for End of First Amendment

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