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Vol. 7, No. 1

Spring 2012

Features

In Memory of John David Lewis

John was an ideal man, and his early death comes as close as anything can to being a metaphysical flaw in the universe.

Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice

Surveys the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and politics of these two creeds, showing, at each level, that only one of them corresponds to observable reality.

Objectivism vs. Kantianism in The Fountainhead

Examines these opposing philosophies in the story, characters, and theme of Ayn Rand’s great novel.

Interview with Boaz Arad on the Israeli Freedom Movement

Boaz Arad, a founder of and spokesman for the Israeli Freedom Movement, discusses the inception, activities, allies, and successes of the Israeli equivalent of the Tea Party movement.

Interview with Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke on The Selfish Path to Romance

Drs. Ellen Kenner and Ed Locke discuss their new book The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason, covering ground from how altruism destroys relationships, to why people settle for less-than-ideal partners, to how to ask your lover to experiment sexually.

Film Reviews

Book Reviews

Review: The Closing of the Muslim Mind, by Robert R. Reilly

Burgess Laughlin reviews The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis, by Robert R. Reilly.

Review: The 7 Principles of Zionism, by Dan Illouz

Gideon Reich reviews The 7 Principles of Zionism: A Values-Based Approach to Israel Advocacy, by Dan Illouz.

Review: Treason, by Ann Coulter

Joshua Lipana reviews Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, by Ann Coulter.

Review: Mao’s Great Famine, by Frank Dikötter

Daniel Wahl reviews Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962, by Frank Dikötter.

Review: Objective Economics, by M. Northrup Buechner

Richard M. Salsman reviews Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand’s Philosophy Changes Everything About Economics, by M. Northrup Buechner.

Review: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Daniel Wahl reviews Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney.

Review: Your Brain at Work, by David Rock

Daniel Wahl reviews Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, by David Rock.

Review: The Killer of Little Shepherds, by Douglas Starr

Daniel Wahl reviews The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science, by Douglas Starr.

Review: If I Die in the Service of Science

Daniel Wahl reviews If I Die in the Service of Science: The Dramatic Stories of Medical Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves, by Jon Franklin and John Sutherland, MD.

Review: Obit, by Jim Sheeler

oseph Kellard reviews Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives, by Jim Sheeler.

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