Spring 2012Vol. 7, No. 1

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Features

In Memory of John David Lewis

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: How to Love with Passion and Reason

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

Eames: The Architect and the Painter, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey

Book Reviews

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

The 7 Principles of Zionism: A Values-Based Approach to Israel Advocacy by Dan Illouz

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter

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

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

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

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

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr

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

Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives by Jim Sheeler

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