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Vol. 8, No. 2

Summer 2013


In Memory of Joshua Lipana

In memory of assistant editor of TOS Blog Joshua Lipana, who recently died after a heroic nine-month battle with cancer.

The End of Central Banking, Part II

Explains why central banking should be terminated and how it can be, focusing primarily on the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

The Is-Altruism Dichotomy

Shows why, even after Ayn Rand created a complete morality based exclusively on observation and logic, many people persist in believing that moral principles cannot be derived from the facts of reality.

Interview with Artist Ifat Glassman

Ifat Glassman discusses her artwork, her atelier education, and her plans for the future. The interview is accompanied by images of several of her artworks.

Film Reviews

Book Reviews

Review: The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, by Leonard Peikoff

Ari Armstrong reviews The DIM Hypothesis, by Leonard Peikoff

Review: Righteous Indignation, by Andrew Breitbart

Robert Begley reviews Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World, by Andrew Breitbart.

Review: Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman

Jared M. Rhoads reviews Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman.

Review: Island, by Thomas Perry

Daniel Wahl reviews Island, by Thomas Perry.

Review: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs

Daniel Wahl reviews The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, by A. J. Jacobs.

Review: The Truth about Gun Control, by David B. Kopel

Ari Armstrong reviews The Truth about Gun Control, by David B. Kopel.

Review: After the Welfare State

Ari Armstrong reviews After the Welfare State, edited by Tom G. Palmer.