America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It by C. Bradley Thompson
The first in a two-part series on the country’s fundamental ideas, America’s Revolutionary Mind is not a narrative of events but a systematic re-creation of the philosophy that led colonists to, in the words of Thomas Paine, “begin the world over again.”
True Grit by Charles Portis
Charles Portis’s novel is a story filled with memorable characters and stimulating action that treats serious themes with lighthearted yet benevolent wit. For readers looking to explore the Western genre of the great American canon, True Grit is a true classic.
TOS-Con 2020 and Coronavirus
Hopefully, by the end of July, COVID-19 will be under control and substantially behind us. If so, three days of mind-sharpening, soul-fueling social interaction with other life-loving, liberty-loving people will be just what we all need.
Isabella Stewart Gardner: ‘One of the Seven Wonders of Boston’
Isabella Stewart Gardner was a firecracker of a woman with a studied yet eclectic taste in art and the means to acquire lots of it. As one friend put it, she lived “at a rate and intensity, with a reality that makes other lives seem pale, thin and shadowy.”
How Heroes Improve Our Lives: An Interview with Andrew Bernstein
In Heroes, Legends, Champions, Andrew Bernstein has created a fascinating hybrid of useful philosophy and inspirational vignettes about outstanding men and women. The result is a book that can help people rise to heroic heights in their own lives.
Craig Biddle’s Upcoming Talks in Europe and Israel
Throughout March, TOS editor Craig Biddle will be speaking about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, at events in Europe and Israel.
Miami Beach’s Art Deco Answer to the Great Depression
Miami Beach boasts the world’s greatest concentration of art deco buildings, which reflect a distinct era in American history—along with the can-do attitude that has defined the nation.